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)?