Lowry Sundial - Denver, CO
Posted by: Outspoken1
N 39° 43.543 W 104° 53.437
13S E 509374 N 4397320
Quick Description: HUGE gnomen highlights this large sundial in the Lowry development area of Denver, Colorado, USA.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 12:08:51 PM
Waymark Code: WME9P4
"The gnomon is the part of the sundial that makes the shadow. Many of you may have noticed on your walks around The Great Lawn that the gnomon was being assembled just to the east of the 6th Ave roundabout and the sundial circle.
Juno Works, owned by sculptor Mike Mancarella did the metal fabrication. The gnomon has an interior braced structure designed by an engineer and is covered in aluminum. Mancarella supervised the craning of the gnomon, the north facing positioning and welding of the gnomon into place.
The Lowry gnomon is now up and showing the passing of time at the sundial circle. If you go to see the sundial, note that sundials tell standard time. The first sun clocks were used by the Egyptians. Before pocket watches were available, folding pocket sundials were used in Europe, with small magnetic compasses embedded in their bases. If you would like to make your own paper sundial and learn more about sundials go to: (visit link
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Here is a video of the installation (visit link