Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Lake Buena Vista  

Sundial 221
State/Province:  Florida Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Conical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   28° 21.9' N Longitude:   81° 31.3' W
Location: Access: Public/Private access to this dial is unknown.
  • Disney World Headquarters
 
Description:
  • Conical dial 120 ft. high, 122 ft. diameter at base and has an 85 ft circular opening to the sky. In the middle of the opening is a spherical nodus that casts its shadow into the concrete structure. According to the Guinness Book of Records in 1995, this is the world's largest sundial. Designed by Isozaki and calculated by Ross McCluney, the sundial is a large truncated, slanted cone, with hour markings on the inside. McCluney was NASS's first president.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Disney Corp.
  • Designer: Arata Isozaki with calculations by Ross McCluney
  • Builder: Holder Construction Company, Atlanta
  • Construction Date: 1990
 
References:
  • Engineering News Record, July 5, 1990. p.17.
    NASS Compendium Dec 1995, Vol.2 No. 4