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The time is now to refurbish Largo's clock tower

The clock tower at Largo Central Park is the symbol of the city. ¶ The 40-foot-tall structure, at Seminole Boulevard and East Bay Drive, serves as the entrance to the park. It's also used in the city's logo. ¶ But the iconic tower, built in 1995, has seen better days. The surrounding pavement is cracked, mosaic tiles are falling off the columns and the current fountain and lighting system no longer work. ¶ Commissioners are planning a major renovation for the structure. Included in the plans are a fountain, more greenery and trees, as well as repairing the tower's mosaic tiles. The cost is expected to be $300,000. Construction is scheduled to start within a month, said Joan Byrne, the city's director of recreation, parks and art. ¶ "The importance of it is both symbolic and real," Byrne said. "It really is the heart of the city. We want that corner to be as perfect as it can be."

The time is now to refurbish Largo's clock tower 03/25/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 1:36pm]
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