The Fort Myers Beach town square clock has made its long-awaited return

Reporter: Asha Patel Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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The famous clock that once welcomed people to Fort Myers Beach is making its long-awaited return.

As of 12 p.m., Thursday, the clock has been installed. The unveiling ceremony of the clock will be done on Sept. 28, which will be the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ian.

The town square clock was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Ian in 2022, and for many, the missing iconic symbol made Fort Myers Beach feel incomplete.

A Fort Myers Beach developer looked through piles of debris and trash for the clock after Ian hit but had no luck. Instead of giving up, a local builder and his investors commissioned a new pedestal clock.

Contruction workers at Fort Myers Beach erecting the town square clock pole. Credit: Town of Fort Myers Beach

Workers recently put in the concrete base for the new Fort Myers Beach Times Square clock.

The return of the town square clock marks a step in a positive direction, as Fort Myers Beach continues its lengthy repairs after the devastation of Ian.

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