Baker Bell Tower Restoration (2016)
Modeled to replicate Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the Baker Bell Tower is one of the most recognizable features of the Dartmouth campus. This project was the iconic Tower's first renovation since its erection in 1928. Some of the most prominent improvements included replacing the copper roofing, flashing and ornamental metal; expanding energy-efficient LED exterior lighting; fabricating the clock's hands and numbers back to their original 1928 design; implementing a new digital control system that supports both the Baker Tower bells and the clock; and replacing cork flooring within the Tower Room, and upgrading the electrical system to future lighting improvements. The project manager was Bruce Giesing, the architect was Bruner/Cott Architects, and the construction manager was Shawmut Design & Construction.