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Louisville Clock still waiting for a new home

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - After $500,000 and hundreds of hours of volunteer time, the whimsical, 40-foot-tall Louisville Clock is waiting for a new home.

Officials had decided earlier that the Louisville Zoo would be a good location, but when the zoo took bids on an entryway plaza to house the clock, it found out the cost would be as much as $200,000 or more.

Zoo Director John Walczak says that's unaffordable for now.

Businessman Adam Burckle has spent much of the last five years overseeing the clock's restoration. He says it will be up to Mayor-elect Greg Fischer to find a spot after he takes office Jan. 3.

The late sculptor Barney Bright created the clock, which was set up on the old River City Mall in 1976. It was moved several times and eventually disassembled in the late 1980s until the reassembly project started.

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