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Author elsslots
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#1 | Posted: 20 Jul 2019 03:47 | Edited by: elsslots 
Since long we have this connection called Clock Tower. Some more additions to it were suggested to me yesterday, which left me wondering whether we could restrict the connection a bit more.

Wikipedia say about it: "There are many structures which may have clocks or clock faces attached to them and some structures have had clocks added to an existing structure. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat a building is defined as a building if at least fifty percent of its height is made up of floor plates containing habitable floor area. Structures that do not meet this criterion, are defined as towers. A clock tower historically fits this definition of a tower and therefore can be defined as any tower specifically built with one or more (often four) clock faces and that can be either freestanding or part of a church or municipal building such as a town hall. Not all clocks on buildings therefore make the building into a clock tower."

There's also a significant overlap with Freestanding Bell Towers connection: Bell Towers often ended up having a clock attached to them later in their history.

Could we restrict the connection to:
1. Towers that were especially built to be Clock Towers (P.S.: this requirement is actually already there in the first sentence of the connection description: "a tower specifically built")
2. Fit within the wiki definition, so being a tower and not a building with a clock attached

Keeping these requirements in mind, I'd say that the clocks on towers of the Aachen and Trier Cathedral would not fit because of (2). And Siena's Torre del Mangia not because of (1)?

Author Jurre
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#2 | Posted: 23 Jul 2019 05:36 
It was I who suggested some more clock towers for this connection. I based my (long) list on the clock towers that were already on the connection list, rather than the definition. The connection list made me think that the definition provided was more loosely interpreted, which is why I included Aachen and Trier cathedral, and the Torre del Mangia.

But while composing my suggestions, I also had the same thougt as Els, namely that this would give a long and heterogeneous list. So I'm all for applying the definition in a stricter sense, which also means that some sits on the list should be discarded.

Author christravelblog
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#3 | Posted: 25 Jul 2019 05:27 
Would this include whole cities that are WHS and that have a clock tower (that is part of that WHS) as per the definition above? If so; happy to do some research which have this.

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