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Have you seen the centerpiece artwork of downtown Fresno? It’s now on full display

Fulton Street project: Crane moves clock tower to new spot along street

Fresno's iconic monument was in the middle of what will be the intersection of Fulton and Mariposa streets. A crane moved the tower about 30 feet Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
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Fresno's iconic monument was in the middle of what will be the intersection of Fulton and Mariposa streets. A crane moved the tower about 30 feet Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

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A 60-foot, wooden clock tower has been fully unveiled after scaffolding that surrounded the artwork was removed Tuesday. The clock tower is part of the $5 million Fulton Street Restoration Project. Instagram screen shot

The centerpiece artwork of downtown Fresno has been completely unveiled.

A 60-foot clock tower, decorated with four clocks and lights, finally was on full display after scaffolding that surrounded it was removed Tuesday.

The refurbished clock tower is part of the $5 million Fulton Street Restoration Project that’s supposed to liven up the downtown area.

The tower, erected in 1964 and now with its own Twitter account, is the biggest and tallest piece of art in downtown Fresno.

It’s made of wood (with old wood that had rotted over the years replaced) as well as fiberglass.

In all, 19 pieces of art have been restored and reinstalled close to their original positions leading into Fulton Street’s grand opening on Saturday.

As Bee columnist Marek Warszawski wrote:

It took a lot of time, angst and the public holding city leaders accountable, but downtown Fresno now has a glistening display of public art everyone can enjoy and take pride in.

Hopefully, we take care of it this time around.

Bryant-Jon Anteola: 559-441-6362, @Banteola_TheBee

Fulton Street Party

GRAND OPENING OF FULTON STREET

  • Saturday: Pre-ribbon cutting at 2 p.m.
  • The skinny: Celebrate the momentous occasion that highlights Fulton’s unique past, exciting future, and the restaurants, shops, and businesses that make up the Fulton Entertainment District.
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