Campanile officially opens for business

2017-08-30 06:02
The Campanile in Central is open for business again after undergoing restorations for more than a year.             Photos:SUPPLIED

The Campanile in Central is open for business again after undergoing restorations for more than a year. Photos:SUPPLIED

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AFTER more than a year, the restoration of the Campanile in Central is finally complete and it is once again open for business.

Some of the new features of the Campanile include an interactive visual technology array dubbed ‘Ghost Bells’ – bell proxies installed under the actual bell carillon which visually light up during chiming or when visitors press the keys of an interactive silver console to match the pitch of a key with the corresponding bell.

Another addition includes the harbour viewing window, an observation deck capsule at the top of the 50m Campanile memorial, suspending visitors in the sky when they overlook the Port Elizabeth harbour.

Other features, such as a silver plaque on the 67th step of the 204 steps spiralling staircase to acknowledge Nelson Mandela’s 67 years in service of democracy, has also been included as a new feature of the building.

The Campanile is open for tours to all the members of the public and visitors from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 9pm to 3pm.

For bookings contact Route 67 tour guide Tony Neveling on 082 464 6022.

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