Workers remove the Washington Mutual clock tower from the corner of 22nd Avenue Northwest and Northwest 56th Street May 20.
One removed landmark too many
As part of the transition to a Chase branch, the clock tower that had been at the Ballard Washington Mutual bank for 50 years was removed.
The community is upset. It's another Ballard landmark that has been taken down.
A representative at the bank said they took it down because it was old and they didn't want to put the money into it that it would take to repair it.
What's the price for having it in the community?
Chase didn't give any warning they were removing the clock tower. I found out when I walked by and it was being taken out.
If they are not willing to put the clock tower back where it was, they should pay to install it somewhere else in Ballard.
These are not just my words. There wasn't much left of Ballard to begin with.