Friday, June 6, 2008

Moser Tower and the Millennium Carillon

One of the special landmarks in Naperville (Illinois) is Moser Tower & the Millennium Carillon, which can be found in Naperville's Riverway Parkway. Moser Tower is 14 stories high and is a few feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. The tower houses one of the fourth largest carillon bells in the world. Seventy-two bells span 6 full octaves and range in weight from 10 pounds to 5.5 tons. The largest bell is known as Big Joe and it strikes hourly. The carillon bells play tunes daily at 11:00am, 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Within Moser Tower is a place known as the Carilloneur’s Cabin. This is the stage from where musicians, from around the world, play Tuesday evenings from Memorial Day thru the end of September.

An elevator will take passengers up about half way to get a good look at the carillons, while “active" enthusiasts can climb the remaining stairs to an open air observation tower. From the observation tower, one can see downtown Naperville, the Riverwalk Parkway, and on a real clear dar, the Chicago skyline.

1 comment:

Francine said...

I keep writing you messages, but then I forget to publish so when I go back to see them they are not there. I am excitied to here the bells when I come in September. Hope they are still going. I also love pizza Shelly so we can go out without Lynn. Take care and know that I love you.