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#420108 - 10/28/11 07:17 AM San Pedro Town Clock under construction  
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n The San Pedro Sun, Volume 21 Issue #31 dated August 11, 2011, Mayor Elsa Paz made mention of her plans to construct a town clock at the intersection of Barrier Reef Drive and Ambergris Street. “A town clock is planned to take the place of the proposed lighthouse. The town clock would be located on Barrier Reef Drive in the area where Ambergris Street meets Barrier Reef Drive. While this was not in the original plan for the park, the Mayor stated that it will add to the beauty of the park as well as assist in controlling heavy traffic on the front street. Ramon’s Village has expressed interests in sponsoring the clock. Mayor Paz hopes that this is a project that she will be able to see completed shortly.”

Well, construction of this Town Clock commenced early Monday morning, October 24th. A construction team from Graniel’s Construction was on the site setting the ground work for the clock. The project is estimated to be completed within six weeks. During this period of time, the road will be blocked from in front of Café Cubano going northbound to Heritage Bank. According to the Mayor, the cost of the project could not be discussed as it is being donated by Ramon’s Village.

The tower, with the base measuring seven feet by seven feet and standing 21 feet 8 inches tall, will sit in the middle of the intersection. The clock structure will house a permanent screen measuring 4’ x 6’ x 2”, which will continuously be running advertisement of town events and of course, Ramon’s Village. According to the Mayor, other advertisers will be welcomed to use the screen to advertise at a cost.


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#420117 - 10/28/11 08:01 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: Marty]  
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Although I have about 10 different thoughts about this project running through my head I think I'll sit back and just assign numbers to the responses to see how many people are thinking the same things...I imagine Ramon's will weigh heavilly on the schedule of adverts but as a sponsoring business I suppose that's to be expected...

Nope sorry ...I have to say one thing..it's a pretty garish edifice to put in the middle of the most public place in town. My feelings are that a clock tower "controlling traffic" is one thing but to introduce electronic light mayhem to the square marginalizes the human and social nature of Central Park as a gathering place for locals and guests alike.

If it does happen though maybe the eastern, water facing screen could be permanently programmed to alternately display "Swimmers!! Beware of Boat Traffic!" and "Captians Caution!! Swimmers Present"

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#420118 - 10/28/11 08:05 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: Marty]  
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In the upcoming elections, I will vote an for whichever party promises to tear this monstrosity down. Take out those horrific tv screens and it may be slightly tolerable.

#420119 - 10/28/11 08:12 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: Marty]  
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HOW CAN WE STOP THIS? Donated by Ramon's? WTF. Excuse my language...

#420120 - 10/28/11 08:14 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: JZB]  
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I will vote an for whichever party promises to tear this monstrosity down. Take out those horrific tv screens and it may be slightly tolerable.


Category ~ Design & Review Issues

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#420122 - 10/28/11 08:17 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: Marty]  
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That is really horrible design and visually an eyesore. It is about as ugly as could possibly be designed

#420123 - 10/28/11 08:17 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: BrusselSprout]  
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Originally Posted by BrusselSprout
HOW CAN WE STOP THIS? Donated by Ramon's? WTF. Excuse my language...


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#420125 - 10/28/11 08:20 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: Marty]  
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You know if its donated from Ramons its going to flash 'Jesus Saves' or 'Wages of Sin is Death' Imposing personal ideals on others.


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#420127 - 10/28/11 08:21 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: pamkillen]  
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Originally Posted by pamkillen
That is really horrible design and visually an eyesore. It is about as ugly as could possibly be designed


Category - Design and Review

#3 Lack of input for a structure within public area

#420128 - 10/28/11 08:23 AM Re: San Pedro Town Clock under construction [Re: elbert]  
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Originally Posted by elbert
You know if its donated from Ramons its going to flash 'Jesus Saves' or 'Wages of Sin is Death' Imposing personal ideals on others.


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