Historic Clock Tower, Old Port of Montreal

The Clock Tower was built between 1919 and 1922 from a design by Montreal-based engineer Paul Leclaire. Forty-five metres high, it marks the entrance to the port and is a memorial to sailors lost at sea in wartime. With its powerful light, the tower also served as a lighthouse to guide incoming ships. The precise clock mechanism was made in England and is a replica of Big Ben in London. The structure was originally designed to conceal the unsightly sheds that once lined the quays. The mandate was to restore the entire envelope of the building.
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