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Public Service Announcement
Memorial (Dingle) Tower will close to public during masonry work
(Friday, September 17, 2010) - An extensive overhaul of the masonry work of the Memorial (Dingle) Tower - the centrepiece of Sandford Fleming Park - will begin Monday, September 20, 2010.
Beginning Monday, scaffolding will be erected which will envelop the tower. The scaffolding installation is expected to be complete, weather permitting, by the first week in October. The work will be done by Safway Services Canada, Inc under the direction of design consultants, SP Dumaresq Architect Ltd.
Once complete, a condition assessment of the Tower will be carried out. This will involve select intrusive masonry investigations and the completion of design details.
The actual masonry restoration work is scheduled to begin the week of October 20, 2010 and is expected to be completed by end of February 2011. During this period, the tarped scaffolding will remain in place, and the tower will be closed to the public.
The $850,000-project will be carried out thanks to matching funds from HRM and the Federal Government. In June of this year, Mayor Kelly and Councillor Mosher welcomed the announcement of funds from the National Historic Sites of Canada Cost-Sharing Program to support this extensive overhaul.
Coordinator - Buildings
Infrastructure & Asset Management
Supervisor, Major Parks
Halifax Regional Municipality