Prepping To Unveil The Iconic Times Square Clock On Fort Myers Beach
Officials have been extra busy on Estero island this week, prepping to unveil the iconic Times Square Clock on Fort Myers Beach. Despite the rain, the finishing touches are being made around the area that a year ago was left in rubble by Hurricane Ian. Fort Myers Beach officials are holding a remembrance ceremony tomorrow, September 28th, on the one year anniversary of the storm. That ceremony takes place at 9am at Bayside Park. Following the ceremony, there will be a dedication and ribbon cutting for the new clock.
Prepping Times Square Clock
The clock stood as a welcome sign of sorts to Fort Myers Beach. The giant timepiece was one of the most photographed structures on the beach and a popular spot for visitors to pose in front of. The original clock was washed out to sea with much of the businesses in the famous Time Square area. The only thing left was its concrete base to serve as a cruel reminder of the brutal force of Mother Nature.
This new clock was built by the same company out of Ohio that built the original piece, Verdin. It was returned to the beach on September 14th but has remained covered until the ceremony. Over the last couple of weeks, work has been done on it’s base. This week, more trees have been planted in the surrounding area to continue restoration efforts. It’s not the same. It never will be. However, every little step makes a difference in restoring Fort Myers Beach.
Officials are almost done prepping to unveil the iconic Times Square Clock on Fort Myers Beach. It’s a big deal and symbol of hope for everyone with ties to the beach.