Photo: Roving Rube
03 January 27


Metropolitan Life Tower clock
Metropolitan Life Tower clock, Madison Square 

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Photographer's notes: From Fig. 1, the Rube got the idea that two of the clocks might be lower then the others, but Fig. 2 shows this not to be the case. He does tend to picture them in his mind as being higher on the side of the building then they actually are -- In Context shows them to be 1/2 or 2/3rds of the way up.

Fig. 2 also shows one of the various lighting schemes used for the tower; yesterday it was bathed in a cool white light.

The Rube was dismayed to read that the tower shaft "was originally richly ornamented, but in an utterly ill-conceived attempt to make it look more modern, the ornament was stripped in 1964." (The Architectural Guidebook to New York City, by Francis Morrone)


Restore Image Directly perpendicular Night From Park Avenue(?) In context