Boston Store Clock Project Nearing Completion
A downtown Erie landmark should be coming back to life by this weekend.
Crews now wrapping up work in the clock tower of the Boston Store building.
Workers are installing a replica clock that is virtually identical to the old clock built 90 years ago.
The non-profit HANDS that owns the Boston Store, is using donations to pay for the $100,000 project.
Most of the old clock was in bad shape and the parts could not be used.
Only the hands were restored and are now being mounted.
Large old mechanical controllers are being replaced by small, digital devices.
Master Clockmaker of Midcoast Clock Company of Titusville said, "You've got something you could essentially hold in your hands that controls this, versus something that would weight 1200 to 1300 pounds."
Once the clock starts running, the only remaining work will be improved lighting.
Crews will install lighting inside the tower.
More exterior lighting is possible.