Bell Tower getting some work done on its joints

April 28, 2011
By Bill Krueger

funk_belltower5-show-193x3001The Memorial Bell Tower is undergoing some badly needed repair work.

The NC State Bulletin noted this week that the Bell Tower was suffering as the result of a slow seepage of water into the joints.

“Water has gotten in, especially in the shrine room, causing the place to kind of fall apart,” Andy Snead, the university’s director of design and construction services, told the Bulletin.

Work crews have been busy this week resealing the masonry joints throughout the lower 18 feet of the tower. The repair job has a budget of $13,000.

But don’t worry – the Bulletin says any scaffolding will be gone before graduation so students and their families can pose for pictures in front of the Bell Tower.

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