How To Unlock the Clock Tower in Cities: Skylines

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The Clock Tower is a level 2 unique building in Cities: Skylines that you can only get with the Parklife DLC. To unlock it, you’ll need to achieve three specific things:

  1. Reach the Tiny Town milestone (360-1,500 population, depending on the map)
  2. Build a sightseeing bus depot
  3. Build a park maintenance building

Once unlocked, you can build the clock tower for ₡45,000.

It provides 80 entertainment value and produces 50 noise pollution, and has the unique bonus of increasing the speed of trains by 20%.

 
Open the Unique Buildings menu (1), and click on the level 2 tab (2) / Cities: Skylines
Open the Unique Buildings menu (1), and click on the level 2 tab (2). Tthere you can hover over the silhouette of the clock tower and see what you’ll need to build before unlocking it.
 

The clock tower is a requirement for the Castle of Lord Chirpwick monument, which is also from the Parklife DLC.

 

Step 1: Build the Sightseeing Bus Depot

You’ll find the sightseeing bus depot in the Tours tab of the Transport menu. It costs ₡35,000 to build and ₡800 a week in upkeep.

 
To build the sightseeing bus depot, go to (1) the transport build menu, and then (2) the tours tab / Cities: Skylines
To build the sightseeing bus depot, go to (1) the transport build menu, and then (2) the tours tab.
 

To make use of your newly built sightseeing bus depot, place sightseeing bus stops around various points of interest around your city.

 
Place sightseeing bus stops around your city / Cities: Skylines
Place sightseeing bus stops around your city. The sightseeing info view will indicate points of interest around your city with a purple color.
 

Just like with regular bus lines you’d want to do this in such a way that the bus stops form a loop, making sure to click back on the first stop to complete the route.

Once you create a line, the sightseeing buses will automatically be dispatched from the depot, and start going around the stops. You can create multiple lines to tour different parts of your city.

Do note that the unlock only requires you to build the sightseeing bus depot, not to create lines.

In fact it’s not even necessary to keep the bus depot operational.

If you’d rather not spend the ₡800/week to maintain the bus depot, you can simply turn off the building by clicking on it and toggling the on/off switch.

 

Step 2: Building A Park Maintenance Building

The park maintenance building can be found in the Park Maintenance tab of the Parks & Plazas build menu.

 
To find the park maintenance building, go to the Parks and Plazas menu (1), and click on the park maintenance tab (2) / Cities: Skylines
To find the park maintenance building, go to the Parks and Plazas menu (1), and click on the park maintenance tab (2).
 

It costs ₡10,000 to build and ₡160 a week in upkeep.

The park maintenance building maintains and stores park maintenance vehicles, which go around your different parks and plazas.

As a result, the entertainment value and happiness radius of your parks and plazas are increased.

 
The park maintenance building (left)  and the sightseeing bus depot (right) / Cities: Skylines
The park maintenance building (left) and the sightseeing bus depot (right)
 
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