NYC - The Official Guide

Metronome and Countdown Clock

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This public artwork, installed in 1999, is on the exterior of a building on the south side of 14th Street between Broadway and Fourth Avenue, facing Union Square Park. The sculptural element (Metronome) represents abstract interpretations of time. The clock’s seven leftmost digits tell time from left to right, as hours, minutes, seconds and tenths of a second (in military time). The seven rightmost numbers, from right to left, display the time remaining in the day. The number right in the middle moves too fast to see, but represents a hundredth of a second.

1 Union Square South
Manhattan, NY 10003



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