Things you need to know about Naperville carillon

  • Naperville's Millenniumn Carillon in Moser Tower is one of the largest carillon's in the country and features 72 bells.

    Naperville's Millenniumn Carillon in Moser Tower is one of the largest carillon's in the country and features 72 bells. Daily Herald file photo

 
Updated 7/12/2017 6:15 AM

Total cost: $7.1 million

Project began: 1997

 

Donors who supported the bells and tower: At least 137

Phase 1 completion: June 2000

Phase 2 completion: July 2007

Architect: Charles Vincent George Architects of Naperville

Civil engineer: Roake and Associates of Naperville

Structural engineer: McCluskey Engineering Corp. of Naperville

Phase 1 contractor: Schramm Construction Co. of St. Charles

Phase 2 contractor: Bovis Lend Lease of Chicago

Bell foundry: Royal Eijsbouts foundry in The Netherlands

Pillars: 4 of them represent Naperville's core values of family, education, community and commerce

Tower height: 160 feet

Tons of structural steel: 70

Cubic yards of concrete: 800

Precast stone pieces: 185

Bells in the lower belfry: 10, including the 5½-ton, $70,000 Big Joe

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Bells in the upper belfry: 62

2017 maintenance and operations cost: $126,366, paid by the city of Naperville to the Naperville Park District

Carillon tour cost: $3

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