Chimes at McGraw Tower
I came across this news item while browsing Cornell's website:
The chimes were refurbished and enlarged to 21 bells during a renovation of McGraw Tower in 1998-99, making them the largest set of chimes in North America. The work included replacing the 46-year-old electronic clock with a new mechanism that links all four faces to a Global Positioning System (GPS), which communicates the exact Eastern Standard Time data via satellite, ensuring up-to-the-minute time.
GPS in a clock tower! I recall an overly complex sundial in the engineering quad. The renovated McGraw Tower is the Arts & Sciences answer to it.
The full story is at: McGraw Clocked
To listen to the chimes from our days at Cornell (lower volume if you're at the office), click this link: alma.wav