2010-06-17 / Local & State

Contract Awarded For Independence Hall Restoration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A contract worth nearly $4.4 million is going to a contractor to repair and restore the leaky clock tower of Independence Hall, the building that used to house the iconic Liberty Bell.

The current tower was built in 1828, replacing the original tower constructed in 1750.

The National Park Service says the Narberth-based Daniel J. Keating Co. will replace damaged bricks, replace roof shingles and restore and paint the window sashes, frames and doors of the famed landmark that is a major tourist draw in Philadelphia.

Part of the work, paid for through federal stimulus funds, will also see the clock faces replaced and the historic copper urns refurbished.

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