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The biggest C in NYC (that I know of) | by Nick Sherman
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The biggest C in NYC (that I know of)

WikiCU claims that the big C measures 60′ × 60′, with a 12′ stroke width, but according to the proportions of the letter, at least 2 of those numbers have to be wrong: the C is taller than it is wide, and the strokes are much thicker than 1/5 of the height.

 

WikiCU also states that the big C was originally painted in 1952 by the Columbia University crew team and has been maintained by them ever since.

 

It was featured in the 2102 documentary film, C-Rock, as well as a July 2010 New York Times article. The rock also appears in The Basketball Diaries, but without the C (it appears to have been painted out digitally).

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Taken on April 19, 2014