Restoration of the City Hall turrets
Three of the 8 turrets of the City Hall at the Grand-Place are being restored since the beginning of September 2019.
The three turrets (eight in total) that are now being restored are the last elements of the street façades of the City Hall that have to be renewed. It concerns the:
- clockwork tower (corner Grand-Place - Rue Charles Buls)
- mayor's turret (corner Rue Charles Buls)
- elevator turret (Rue de la Tête d'Or)
City Hall renovation
In 1998, the façades were restored to the cornices (large tower and weather vane in 1996). The tower on the corner of the Grand-Place and the Rue de la Tête d'Or was restored in 2008-2009.
This renovation is part of the maintenance program of the City Hall. The building was recognized as a protected building in 1936 and has been on the World Heritage List since 1998. The weathered state of some stones and the corrosion of metal elements in the masonry pose a safety hazard.