Crews begin City Hall/County Courthouse clock face overhaul
Construction is now taking place in the clock tower of the Minneapolis City Hall/Hennepin County Courthouse building. This work will completely remove the white clock faces and replace them with glass similar to what was originally in place when the building was constructed more than a century ago. The steel framing will also be removed and replaced with cast aluminum. With neon lights already removed, the newly installed clock faces will be backlit.
During the next few weeks, all four clock faces will be removed one by one. Tarps will cover the clock opening until new glass clock faces can be installed. The hands of the clock will be taken down and refurbished as well. Plans call for all four faces of the clock to be completed by the end of 2016. Like the City’s Facebook page to watch a video about the work on the clock tower.
The Municipal Building Commission has served as the steward for the historic City Hall/Courthouse building since 1904.
Published Oct 4, 2016