Newly Built Clock Tower

“Are those my clocks I hear?” –Dr. Emmet Brown

“Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” But we do need way to let players of Midnight on the Bayou know how much time they have remaining to “make like a tree and get out of here”.

Since the events of the past very much shape the future for Cormier Parish, we knew a digital countdown clock just wouldn’t do. It would look too modern. An analog clock would better fit our Louisiana setting. But where to put it?

Luckily another problem provided the solution. We needed to disguise our very tall exit doors in a fashion that would blend with the colonial style architecture of the rest of the room. So why not make our analog countdown clock huge, and give it it’s own tower? Perhaps something like:

Newly Built Clock Tower

Here’s a video of R.M. Construction hard at work. Notice the clock tower in the back, and the skeleton houses and carnival games on each side that we mentioned in our previous blog. The facades will serve as a backdrop to the “rhythmic ceremonial ritual,” er, high school reunion dance at the heart of the Midnight on the Bayou mystery. (Okay, okay, enough with the quotes already.)

I know what you’re thinking: “This is heavy.” Well, “weight has nothing to do with it.” (Unless you’re talking load-bearing walls or platform framing or reinforced concrete…er, nevermind.)

What do you think? Nails or screws for our deck? Come see what we decided.

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