Clock at Penn’s Weightman Hall Restored

In time for the 2018 football season, CVM designed and led the restoration of the original historic clock at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weightman Hall. Constructed circa 1904, the clock is thought to be an original feature of the building, and Weightman Hall and Franklin Field are both contributing properties to the University of Pennsylvania Historic District.

The iconic clock sits above the scoreboard in the west endzone and was dismantled, removed and restored off-site by Americlock of Ballwin, MO, before being reinstalled with a modern electronic time mechanism. Rigging and masonry restoration work was performed by Knapp Masonry of Philadelphia. CVM also led an engineering and preservation program to restore the reinforced concrete grandstands of Franklin Field, the initial phase of which was completed in 2016.

View of the interior work, including new motor and NEMA enclosure with controller and power box.
Detail of escutcheon assembly.
To match the details of the facade, two separate brick types were used, one for new masonry (left) and brick replacement (right).