Brooklyn's Big Ben Now Keeps Time

by guestofaguest · January 17, 2008

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[Source: New York Times]

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. The four clocks at 1 Hanson place in Brooklyn atop the old Williamsburg Savings Bank have been fixed and now keep accurate time. So, for the dozen or so that actually used this as a resource you will no longer a need to check your phones or Blackberrys anymore, you can check the time the old school way. We can only imagine the difficulty and work involved in getting these 80 year-old clocks back on track. Kudos to the development company who fixed them (as they convert the building over to condos). Non-working clocks are like un-tuned pianos, or straws with a slit in their sides...painfully useless.