I walk down Richmond Street past the Coles Building at least once a day, and for as long as I can remember the clock on the top of the building has been stuck at 7:00.
It started to bother me enough that I decided to see if I could push to have it fixed (this kind of thing seems to happen to me every decade or so, sometimes with catastrophic results).
So I wrote a letter to the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. Which advised me to write to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Who replied to me quickly that parts were on order.
This morning, en route to the office, I looked up at the clock — a reflex now — and was surprised to see that it no longer read 7:00:
So I snapped a photo. And, as you can see from the timestamp of the photo, the time on the clock matches the time of the photo:
A small victory for fans of public time pieces everywhere, and once again an accurate indicator to me, on the way home, as to whether I’m late for supper or not. Thanks to Hon. Robert Vessey and his staff for making this happen.
That’s a shame, I always thought the clock being off was somewhat poetic given the purpose of the building.