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Colgate Clock, Jersey City

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The Colgate Clock is an octagonal clock facing the Hudson River near Exchange Place in Jersey City, New Jersey. It has a diameter of 50ft. It is currently situated 400m south of where the headquarters of consumer products conglomerate Colgate-Palmolive used to be sited, before it left the area in 1985.The current Colgate Clock was built in 1924 to replace an earlier clock designed by Colgate engineer Warren Davey, which was constructed by the Seth Thomas Clock Company for Colgate's centennial in 1906. After the current clock's construction, the earlier clock was relocated to a Colgate factory in Clarksville, Indiana. The Jersey City clock was maintained by John A. Winters from the 1930s until his retirement in 1976.As of 2005, the Colgate Clock stands on an otherwise empty lot; all of the other buildings in the complex were demolished in 1985 when Colgate left. The lot is located on the Hudson River waterfront and the clock itself is 100m south of the Goldman Sachs Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the state of New Jersey. The construction of that building in the early 2000s forced a relocation of the clock southward to its current location. At that time, the size of the Colgate advertisement attached to it was reduced to comply with the Hudson River No Billboard law. As a part of the relocation agreement Goldman Sachs now maintains the clock.The clock is a mandatory reporting point for flights below Class B airspace in the Hudson River VFR corridor.
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  • It is really big. You can see it from the One Observatory at One World Trade Center. However after reading reviews I decided not to go and see it from up-close becasue I understand that there is nothi...  more »
  • The iconic Colgate clock is sight to tick off but not worth a special trip. This end of Jersey City is not so great and the clock makes only for a quick detour from Exchange Place.  more »
  • Not necessary to go over the other side to visit the clock as it is only a clock. But it's still a cool piece that they build a large enough clock accross the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan. Colga...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to stop by on a nice walk along the Hudson River. It has one of the best views of Manhattan you can get. You'll get much better pictures of both downtown and midtown if you want to show the scale of the buildings. There is a place you can sit down and look at Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Manhattan, and even the George Washington Bridge! oh btw. The clock tells time!
  • It is a great place to stop by and if offers good views of Manhattan. It never gets crowded and it is a wonderful place for a walk.
  • Always a nice and fun place to stop by and take a look at the beautiful Manhattan skyline! Whenever I walk on the waterfront boardwalk, I stop here to admire the beautiful surroundings.
  • Nice place to have a walk or sit nearby in Jersey. Nice thing to check the time from New York >_
  • been to the clock before beautiful landmark history is interesting and short, great to take pictures and in beautiful place, clock is time accurate and a nice sight to both Manhattan and the clock.

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