The buildings that dominate Springfield’s Court Square are officially known as the Municipal Group.
That would be Symphony Hall, Springfield City Hall, and the Campanile Clock Tower.
The buildings, first dedicated in December of 1913, are approaching their 100th anniversary, and the middle child, the Campanile Clock Tower, is in desperate need of repair.
We were granted exclusive entry into the Campanile Tower to help bring attention to one of Springfield’s most visible and popular landmarks.
The Campanile Tower towers 300 feet above the city’s skyline. The black canvas that rides up the side of the building is there because pieces of limestone are actually falling to the ground.
Parts of the steel frame of the tower are rusting, and forcing the limestone to bulge out and fall to the ground.
It’s been estimated that it will cost $12 million to bring the Campanile Tower back to its original splendor.
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The Campanile Clock Tower is indeed one of the great treasures in the City of Homes.