Hartford's Bank of America Tower Gets New Life As Apartments
HARTFORD — For more than a decade now, the century-old pedestal clock at Main and Pearl streets downtown has been stuck at a quarter to 12.
A broken clock in front of a broken building.
The connection has not been lost on Bruce R. Becker, the developer in charge of an $85 million makeover to take the vacant skyscraper at 777 Main St. — once home to a line of banking giants — from a 1960s office edifice to a 21st century apartment building.
Becker is spending $10,000 to get the clock — bearing the name of Hartford National, the bank that erected the tower — working again, right along with the building.