3 Jun 2020

Opinions divided over Nelson's 80s clock tower

From The Panel, 4:55 pm on 3 June 2020

Nelson's clock tower has always been a point of contention among locals but discussion of its merit - or lack of - has been stirred up again as the clock gets an overhaul.

The building now known as Civic House was built in 1982, but the clock dates back to 1905.

The bell, automatic winding and main clock assembly will be completely disassembled, cleaned, inspected and reassembled, the Nelson City Council says.

NZ architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds weighs in on the debate over the clock's merits.

Nelson's clock tower.

Nelson's clock tower. Photo: Nelson City Council