Moto Designshop has been selected to design new, permanent housing and display for the historic Great Bell housed at Christ Church in Old City. The firm is a boutique architecture and interior design studio in Old City.
The Great Bell predates the Liberty Bell by 50 years, and may prove to be the earliest surviving bell in North America. Metallurgical experts have concluded that, unlike the Liberty Bell, Christ Church's 1702 bell can be safely rung.
The project includes placing the Great Bell in the Church's flowering north garden, a space tended by the parish as a sacred and community space.
Construction is due for completion in time for the Great Bell's dedication in the fall. Project images and video can be found at http://www.motodesignshop.com/#work/TheGreatBell1702.html