Parting Shot - April

If you spend much time downtown, this is the bell you hear ringing every hour. it is located inside the tarrant county courthouse clock tower. The bell went silent for more than a year from April 2011 to October 2012, when the clock tower underwent $4.5 million in rehabilitation, restoration and repair. Originally built in 1895, county administrators decided the update was essential after a 400-pound piece of the clock tower fell onto a lower roof in 2010 creating a large hole. Arthur Weinman Architects received a Merit Award for the project from the American Institute of Architects Fort Worth. Photography by Brian Luenser