The clocktower was moved to this site in Victoria Park, at the foot of Gaukel Street, in the mid-1990s - part and parcel of the occupation of the new City Hall on King Street, built in 1993. The tower had formed part of the city hall complex of 1924 and the city fathers had not been certain as to what should be done with it. The tower is 36' high with a copper-clad roof. The bell, similar in size to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, had been originally purchased from a New York firm in 1876.
While the more famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is five times its height, Kitchener can now boast its own leaning, free-standing tower - campanile - thanks to my wide-angle lens.
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