Clock tower coming to LCC
By Aaron Emerson
Editor In Chief
A new six-story clock tower will be constructed on LCC’s downtown campus this year, thanks to a Lansing couple.
Glenn Granger, the president and CEO of Granger Construction, along with his wife, Trish, are donating the funds and materials for the project.
The Lansing Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution on Aug. 30 for the project, which is a gift to the LCC Foundation.
“The tower will be done before winter; that’s our plan,” LCC President Brent Knight said at the meeting.
The clock tower will be four sided and able to change colors with each season. It will be constructed at the south entrance of campus, the current site of the old vent tower.
“The tower will be a visual centerpiece; a landmark on the LCC campus,” Knight said. “The tower represents a timeless masonry design, and symbolizes the pride of our community.”
The tower will be dedicated to Glenn Granger’s parents, Alton and Janice. They founded the Granger Foundation in 1978, along with Alton’s brothers and their wives, to give back to the Lansing community.
Granger Construction was founded in 1959 by the Granger family. A plaque will be built at the base of the tower honoring Alton and Janice.
“We are really privileged to be able to honor our parents in this way,” Glenn Granger said.
The clock tower will be the product of refurbishing and renovating the vent tower from the former Mechanical Arts building. It is commonly referred to as “The Tower” by LCC students and faculty.
“The (clock) tower will become an iconic symbol of LCC, and of dowtown Lansing,” LCC Board of Trustees Chair Robert Proctor said. “The board is proud to support this new landmark, which will serve as a point of pride for generations of LCC stdents and alumni.”