2010City Hall’s bell tower was straightened.Arts and Culture, Government and Public Service, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, City Government

The 126-foot bell tower’s tilting was corrected by a slow internal shoring and jacking process, with 40- to 60-foot steel beams installed inside the tower’s wooden frame. The repair costs for the tower’s upper section was $1.3 million, including repair to the exterior and painting. Another $500,000 to $750,000 was needed to fix the lower half.

Gaines, Richard. "City Hall repairs slowly reducing tower's tilt." Gloucester Daily Times. June 29, 2010.
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