Independence Hall Update – 10.4.11
Well, things are surely coming along at the Independence Hall Tower. Crews have really done a terrific job getting the spire repainted, the ball and weather vane re-guilded, the roof flashing in place. It’s looks great. They have even taken most of the decorative urns down to have them repainted as well. I saw it with my own eyes. It’s been a good 6 months since I was last up on the scaffold. I do have photos and will post them up tomorrow. We got to see inside the bell housing as well. They have put new metal flashing down in there as well and completely repainted the surrounding bell housing. This new refurb should last another 100 years. It’s pretty cool to see how the tower is taking shape as they move down further towards the ground and take down the decorative scrim. We did notice that they are getting the gold colors in the clock faces as well. Just a quick entry here but I will post more details when I get the photos up.