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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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  • Ok to see if your nearby and at night. Try to see when visiting Liberty State Park for best view. Been fixed up recently.  more »
  • It's great to see the old clock working. To keep one part of the industrial age, means allot. Right on the water steps away from we stayed.  more »
  • I was very surprised to see this clock from the observation deck at One World Observatory! it helped us to see other things on the Jersey side of the river.  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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