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Colorado Springs  

Sundial 604
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 57.6' N Longitude:   104° 43.8' W
Location:
  • Chinook Trail Elementary School
    11795 Grand Lawn Circle
    Colorado Springs
 
Description:
  • A monumental 120 foot diameter horizontal dial of painted concrete with a vertical 12 foot high concrete gnomon. Standard time and DST hour numerals are shown as are solstice and equinox lines. Dial face includes two 6 foot diameter inlaid mosaic maps of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. The gnomon is a truncated three-sided equilateral pyramid that inclines to the north so that the northern corner is vertical. Two bronze plaques give instructions for reading and equation of time correction. Seen from above, the overall design incorporates a Yin Yang symbol appropriate for this elementary school specializing in teaching Chinese language and culture.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Academy School District 20
  • Designer: John Carmichael and Chris Coulter
  • Builder: Colorado Hardscapes, John Carmichael, Juanita Canzoneri
  • Construction Date: 7-Jul
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:17