Clocks: Bomonjee Hormarjee Wadia Clock Tower
(1880), Bazaar Gate Street, Fort.
From the time Bomonjee Hormarjee Wadia Esq. died in 1862, to the time this clock tower was built in his memory in 1880, Bombay’s commemorative culture had grown so ambitious that no single bust, fountain, clock tower or religious structure was going to be sufficient to honour a public figure, rather all the above had to be packed together to make a powerful statement.
The Bomonjee Hormarjee Wadia Clock Tower has been expertly restored by conservation architect Vikas Dilawari and the Kala Ghoda Association.
We eagerly await Mr Dilawari’s restoration of Flora Fountain.