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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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  • Located along theharborside if you walk past the ferry terminals. Free. Nothing more to say, it has a plaque in situ  more »
  • The watch itself is nothing special to see a large clock that is visible from Manhattan. But the road to go from Newport and all along the promenade is beautiful. Easy to get there and the nice view of the entire Manhattan-skylinen. Can be recommended as a leisurely stroll. There are plenty of picnic spots along the way.
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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 »
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  • I love this place. It's right near my house. It really quiet at night with great views of the NYC downtown area.
  • Some of the minute lights in the clock need to be replaced. Will Colgate company take care of It? Love the site. It has a unique vantage point to see the Manhattan skyline specially at night
  • Love taking my dog here to run around freely and play with other dogs that come by. Beautiful views of NYC and Lady Liberty!
  • I was curious where it stands .But when I got there,it is really a nice place to visit ,specially from people out of town.Street parking.Best to see it after working hours,went to see this in the evening. I Liked!
  • You get what you're looking for - clock with a Colgate sign under it. Very unimpressive in the day and close up, but cute at night from far away. I've walked right up to it and the view across the river is amazing, but to see the clock itself in its best should be from across the river, or from the Staten Island ferry.
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