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      Towerguy
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      Check this thing out.
      I was fortunate enough to go up in the bell tower at the Rockefeller chapel at the University of Chicago.
      This bell is just under 37,000lbs. Yes 18.5 TONS

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      jackbell
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      Thanks for posting this. Awesome! Looks like something you’d find in Russia. A lot of their mammoth bells were recycled by the Soviets but some remain.

    • #15909
      Towerguy
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      This is the largest of 72 bells in this particular carillon.
      Here is a link the official site.
      http://rockefeller.uchicago.edu/architecture/carillon.shtml
      Here is a link to the sister carillon in New York. Both were donated by John D Rockefeller Jr. in memory of his mother.
      http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/events/?carillon

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