Isko: Golden Manila City Hall Clock Tower beacon of hope, pride

Isko Moreno
This is how Mayor Isko Moreno describes the newly-refurbished 'Golden Manila City Hall Clock Tower', the country’s own version of the famed ‘Big Ben’ in London.

A NEW beacon of hope and pride for Manilans.

This is how Mayor Isko Moreno describes the newly-refurbished 'Golden Manila City Hall Clock Tower', the country’s own version of the famed ‘Big Ben’ in London.

Moreno ordered the said clock tower painted gold, along with each of the faces so that it sparks brightly during daytime and exudes a calming effect at night.

Warm, uniform white lights illuminate the said clock in a stationary fashion during the night while the brightness of the gold-colored tip creates white rays when the sun is up and the sunlight hits it.

Moreno said the condition of the huge clock when it comes to giving the right time is checked from time to time to ensure constant synchronicity in all of its faces.

Without going into details, Moreno also bared that more improvements will be introduced to the now 'Golden Manila City Hall Clock Tower' to make it worthy of being an icon or the foremost attraction in Manila and more attractive to the resident, as well as to local and foreign tourists.

The mayor said that the refurbished icon symbolizes the presence of hope and pride among the citizens of Manila despite the pandemic.

The new 'Golden Manila City Hall Clock Tower' is the biggest of its kind in the country. Standing at an elevation of 100 feet, it was designed by Antonio Toledo and completed during the 1930s.

Even from afar, it could be seen by motorists cruising along streets leading to City Hall.