Clocks on the Metropolitan Life Tower in New York City
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 40° 44.476 W 073° 59.251
18T E 585484 N 4510528
Quick Description: Really remarkable town clocks you can find on the baurtiful art-deco tower of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company building next to the Madison Square Park in Manhattan...
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 9:53:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM6HPR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 16

Long Description:
On the Metropolitan Life, installed in 1909, are 4 four-story clocks mounted on the tower, one on each side. They are Italian Renaissance in style, with the time pieces encircled in wreaths and flowers. Each clock is 8 m in diameter with each number being 1.2 m tall. The minute hands each weigh half a ton. The clock chimes on the quarter hour...
Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of clock.
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