Manila Clock Tower painted gold

Published July 15, 2020, 3:36 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

The Manila Clock Tower, an iconic landmark of the country’s capital and known for the red-faced clocks on three of its six facets, got a face lift after the city government repainted it gold.

A clock tower turned gold a partial painted as part of “Ang Bagong Maynila” slogan. photographed yesterday July 12, 2020. (MANNY LLANES/ MANILA BULLETIN)

In a statement, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said this was done so the tower would sparkle during the day and give off a “calming effect” at night.

Employees of the city government also regularly check the tower to ensure that its three clocks always show the same time.

The Manila mayor said they will make more “improvements” to the clock tower as they are planning to make it one of the Philippine capital’s attractions.

The Manila Clock Tower was built in the 1930s based on Antonio Toledo’s design. It is arguably the largest clock tower in the country.