After a two-month delay in receiving the final mechanisms needed for the clock tower at Centralia College, the finishing touches to the new structure were completed on Wednesday.

The iconic clock tower sat mostly finished for a few months. All it was missing was the four clock faces.

Now, the clock tower stands 10 feet taller than its predecessor, at a little over 40 feet. 

Originally built in 1991, the clock tower was dismantled in July of this year after safety concerns arose. The wood was rotten due to the heavy amounts of precipitation the area receives.

The new clock tower is steel, and is built to seismic standards.

The modern design fits better with the newer buildings on the college’s campus, Steve Ward, the college’s vice president of finance and administration, previously told The Chronicle.

It will also tie in nicely with the new TransAlta Commons Building currently under construction.

The College Tower Diversity Project, built in 1997, was not altered. The monument features the names of individuals and groups who made significant contributions to the Northwest. It serves as the base of the clock tower. 

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