Piece by piece

Carillon bell clapper
Carillon bell chamber view from above

The system of guide wires that connects the carillon console to its 50 bells is being removed and replaced as part of maintenance and repair work that began Monday.

Pictured at top in the bell chamber, Patrick Bradley, a service tehnician with the Cincinnati-based Verdin Company, is removing the wiring on a bell clapper. In the photo above, carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam looks on as Bradley disassembles the wires of the transmission system.

Restoration work has closed the campanile for the summer, with completion scheduled by Aug. 18. Photos by Christopher Gannon.