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Allen-Bradley Clock Tower

The current clock tower stands at 86 meters[1] and is listed in Guinness World Records as the world’s largest four-faced clock. Because the octagonal faces are nearly twice the size of the clocks in London’s Big Ben, chimes were never added in order to allow Big Ben to remain the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. Each hour hand is 15.8 feet (4.8 m) long and weighs 490 pounds (220 kg). Each minute hand is 20 feet (6.1 m) long and weighs 530 pounds (240 kg). The hour markings are 4 feet (1.2 m) high.


(from wiki)


Took these today while it was nice and gloomy.

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Taken on September 13, 2008