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Sundial 664
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical cylindrical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   41° 19.977' N Longitude:   72° 56.810' W
Location:
  • Southern Connecticut State Univ.
    501 Crescent St.
    New Haven, CT
    Engleman Hall Rotunda entrance
 
Description:
  • A nearly 50 foot tall vertical concave cylindrical projection dial of precast concrete lined with aluminum panels and with an aluminum band projection gnomon. The curvilinear interior surface is inscribed with vertical hour lines and horizontal solstice and equinox marks. The band gnomon features a 2.5 inch diameter hole that projects an image of the sun on the silver-colored interior surface against a shadow cast by the gnomon band itself.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Southern Connecticut State University
  • Designer: Howard Hebel (Herman S. Newman & Partners), Fred Sawyer (NASS)
  • Builder: Promoco Manufacturing Co. and other contractors
  • Construction Date: 2005