“It was difficult because they weren’t there...when we got there, there was just a bunch of missing components that we had to design from scratch.”
UConn Mechanical Engineering students restore the historic Keney Memorial Clock Tower in Hartford as a senior design project.
The students were able to restore the clock tower over the course of one year. Students were able to do so without a schematic, seeing as there are no designs and many of the clock tower's parts are too old to identify or no longer used in present-day engineering.
Today, the Keney Clock Tower is fully functioning and stands as an example of ingenuity and dedication to the Hartford community.
Restore the non-functional Keney Clock Tower to its former glory and assist in the preservation of this historic landmark.
“The whole task was a bit daunting. There were a lot of pieces that were gone completely. A lot of things that were broken. We weren’t entirely sure how everything worked."
-UConn student Henry Courchaine.