Vancouver’s iconic steam clock smashed – BC News

Broken steam clock

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One of Vancouver’s most recognizable landmarks was damaged this weekend.

The Gastown Steam Clock had the glass shattered on one side of its midsection which protects the pendulum. Many cracks have cobwebs on the glass, although there is no clear point of impact.

Although the glass is clearly shattered, it looks like nothing has fallen out of place. It is not known what caused the damage.

The Vancouver Police Department said it was investigating the damage, which was first reported to them on Saturday evening April 30. Forensic evidence is collected as well as security camera footage. The police are also looking for witnesses.

Tourists still gather to take photos of and with the iconic clock.

Someone put yellow tape around him. In a tweet, the City of Vancouver said it was aware of the damage.

The clock was built and installed in 1977 by Raymond Saunders, a local clockmaker, at a cost of approximately $58,000, which was paid for by the city and donors. It covered a steam grate, which is part of the city’s massive steam heating system.

With files from Carol Eugene Park and Thor Diakow.

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