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Call van Bergen today for your turnkey bell tower and carillon project.
Let van Bergen custom design a timeless landmark for the campus or church.
The building of bell towers first became common in the Middle Ages and it was during this time that most of Europe's famous bell towers were built (the Tower of Pisa was built in 1173). The bells in the free-standing towers called the people to congregate. The Italians were the first to incorporate the towers with church buildings into what later became known as belfries.
Bell towers are used today primarily by churches and academic institutions. The bells are still used as a call to congregate, but also to commemorate events or passings. The towers themselves symbolize the importance or stature of the institution within a community.
Van Bergen can provide suggestions and renderings to build structures holding bells, clocks and bell instruments. We can also deliver and install a turnkey bell tower, made of wood, steel or masonry. We custom design for your location and include bells, clocks and a carillon instrument.
Van Bergen has assisted colleges, universities, cemeteries, and municipalities in designing and erecting bell towers as a special feature. In addition to the traditional masonry structure, we can also provide more modern structures based on steel tube construction. We have complete bell tower packages to fit many different budgets.
The van Bergen Company has worked with hundreds of universities over the years. We can custom design, build, deliver and install a cast bell carillon or clock tower to become a lasting landmark on your campus. Every campus needs a focal point or gathering place. Let the van Bergen Company help your campus provide enjoyment for many decades in the future.
For an example of what we can do, read about our carillon project with Lock Haven University.
We can also assist your project by providing a custom design or rendering for a potential donor.
If you would like to learn more about our bell towers or bell tower consulting, complete our request form.