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North American Sundial Society

New York  

Sundial 248
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Vandalized
Latitude:   40° 45' N Longitude:   73° 58' W
Location:
  • 54th & Sutton Place by York Ave, in a sitting area
 
Description:
  • The armillary dial is 30 inches in diameter, built of bronze with a cast stone pedestal. On the outside of equatorial band are golden zodiac signs. Inside the band are roman numerals for hours from 6 am to 6 pm. The dial was vandalized but was refurbished in 2000 and moved a short distance in Parks Dept. renovation. Sal Ton Landscape was the general contractor; Kenneth Lynch & Sons repaired the sundial and made a complete new cast stone fluded base in 2000.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of New York, Department of Parks
  • Designer: Kenneth Lynch & Sons
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: ca. 1970
 
References:
  • New York Times, Apr. 15, 1997 p. C13. 'The Sundials of New York City'.