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Los Altos  

Sundial 498
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Gnomonic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   37° 21' 52.16" N Longitude:   133° 05' 2.15" W
Location:
  • Georgina Blach Intermediate School
    1120 Covington Rd, Los Altos CA 94024
 
Description:
  • A triangular entry canopy 13 feet height by 128 feet wide by 26 feet deep at the Georgina Blach Intermediate School casts a shadow on the front pavement walkway. The pavement is etched with a gnomonic projection to show the hours and seasons. The dial was created by architects Lisa Gelfand and Andrew Davis who did considerable research for the dial. Their design was submitted to the school district for approval. It's a fun sundial and the students and teachers love it.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Los Altos School District
  • Designer: Lisa Gelfand, AIA and Andrew Davis, AIA
  • Builder: Thompson Pacific
  • Construction Date: 2-Aug