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Colgate Clock, Jersey City

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • One of many views of all there is to see at Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal. Already wrote review on my wonderful visit there, and Colgate clock popped up to review before exiting the previous review. Agai...  more »
  • Colgate clock located in Jersy city. You can easily find it if you travel from Manhattan to Jersey city by sea bus. Nothing special just nice Colgate clock.  more »
  • This clock is huge and is seen for miles along the west side of Manhattan. It's all that's left of an old facory and is in Newport. It's a land mark now.  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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great place to exercise, and an even better place to take some nice pictures of the Manhattan skyline.
  • It's a big watch, so you always know the time!