Norwich City Hall’s clock tower bears uncanny resemblance to Bender from Futurama as it undergoes repair

Left image: Norwich Clock Tower undergoing repair. Right Image: Bender from Futurama Picture: Adam J

Left image: Norwich Clock Tower undergoing repair. Right Image: Bender from Futurama Picture: Adam Jackson - Credit: Archant

Norwich City Hall's clock tower is currently undergoing £200,000 of repairs and one local couldn't help but notice how much it looks like Bender from sci-fi cartoon Futurama.

Norwich City Hall clock tower fully surrounded by scaffolding.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich City Hall clock tower fully surrounded by scaffolding. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Adam Jackson from Norwich shared a picture of the clock tower online after noticing its likeness to the robo-sidekick.

He said: 'I had been watching the scaffolding around the city go up with some interest and on my way into the city, at the perfect angle on Upper St Giles, I thought, 'Wow, that looks like one of those robots from a 1920s sci-fi film'.

'The more I looked the more it looked like Bender from Futurama.'

MORE: Norwich City Council's historic clock cocooned in scaffolding for £200,000 repairsThe scaffolding, which accounts for at least half the cost of the work, has been constructed around the tower so the four long vertical pieces of metal which sit on each corner, known as finials, can be taken away for repairs.

MORE: Repair work of up to £200,000 means Norwich City Hall's clock will have to be stoppedThe work is being carried out by Norwich City Council's conservation team and Historic England, and will take a total of 14 weeks.


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