The Back to the Future fan site BTTF.com reports that the famous and sacred clock tower and courthouse square on the Universal Studios lot, reported to have been lost in last weekend’s fire, were both actually saved!
An FAQ posted by Universal Studios discussed some facts about the fire AND confirms that the clock tower was saved.
Lastly, there is even a photo proving the courthouse, surrounded by rubble and ash, is actually still standing.
Good news for Back to the Future and classic movie fans. I’ve actually seen the clock tower, in person, twice in my life. Once back in 1987, on a family trip to Southern California, and again back in 2001 on vacation with Jamie. I’m glad it’s still standing and I will definitely take the tour next time I’m there and hopefully see it again.