A travel-sized campanile and playable carillon has found a home in the Sukup Hall atrium. The 27-bell, 2,800-pound portable model will be on display during the fall semester as work on its finishing touches continues.
The one-fifth size model has been five years in the making. Senior design classes and cross-disciplinary collaboration helped design and create the model. This semester, mechanical engineering capstone students will focus on the final system and transportation design details. ISU Theatre design students will complete the removable campanile facade that attaches to a 21.5-foot scissor-lift bell tower.
The campanile/carillon model debuted with a performance at a celebration concert last fall in Stephens Auditorium. Post-COVID, it will be available to hit the road for special events, guest performances and educational outreach.