January 31, 2013
Workmen prepare the Bicentennial Bell before lifting it to a shipping container Thursday in Philadelphia. The bell tower and its accompanying building, constructed for the 1976 Bicentennial, are being demolished to make way for a Revolutionary War museum.
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The Liberty Bell’s latter-day twin, bestowed as a bicentennial gift from Britain, was removed from its hulking tower at a defunct visitors center on Thursday and placed in storage.