A quick tour of the Alloway Chime Campanile
The three-sided tower, designed by architect Arthur Allen in 1999, is formed by metal around an open center.
The tower stands at 50 feet (15.25 metres) and houses a chime of 15 bells behind the white lattice panels.
Looking up through the circular hatch door into the belfry
The bells hang on a frame, with the biggest, lower-pitched bells on the lower level and the smaller bells higher up.
Looking down through the hatch (while the tower is being washed.)
Looking down the "arms" of the tower
Looking down the "arms" of the tower.
The bronze bells were cast and tuned by the Royal Eijsbouts bell foundry in Asten, Netherlands
Each bell has a mechanical striker (here, pulled out for cleaning.)
After a bell is struck, it produces "overtones" that linger in the air.
Overtones of different bells can create complex and pleasing harmonies
In a poem, Alloway asked "What music lingers in the air because of our journey?"
Year-round, the Alloway Chime rings out 6 times per day.
Trinity Western University's Langley campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Stó:lō people. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and learn on this land.
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