San Bernardino  

Sundial: 1041
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 34° 06.003' N  117° 17.673’ W
  • San Bernardino Transit Center,
    599 W. Rialto Ave.,
    San Bernardino, CA 92401
    hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
    Dial is in the south west corner of the center at the end of the bus departure area.
  • This is a monumental horizontal sundial that from the ground simply looks like a giant pole with a slanting beam. High above the ground that beam is actually a segment of a gnomon, casting its shadow on the concrete plaza below. Then, if the eye is discerning, the concrete alternates in light gray and darker gray motif for the hour sections. From space (or Google Earth) the layout of the hour angles is clearly visible, radiating from a point considerably south of the gnomon pole, showing the hours from 9AM to 3PM local solar time. Hour line plaques extend from 10AM to 7PM.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: OmniTrans of San Bernardino
  • At each hour line is a motto:
    10 Haste Makes Waste
    11 Nothing Endures but Change
    12 Time Discovers Truth
    1 Time Brings All Things to Pass
    2 Lost Time is Never Found
    3 Nature Does Not Hurry
    4 How Did I t Get So Late So Soon?
    5 Time Says We Go
    6 The Future Starts Today
    7 ...Not Tomorrow
  • Designer: HDR Engineering - Mo Mah, April Cottini
  • Builder: HDR Engineering
  • Construction Date: Construction Start 2/214, Center opened Sep. 8, 2015
  • It was a collaborative effort, between April Cottini [Sr. Landscape Architect & Urban Designer at HDR] and Moshik Mah, [Sr. Architect & Deputy Executive Officer Transit Architecture at HDR]. Cottini authored the layout sheet included on the NASS site. The sundial was Mah's idea, and he drew up the initial concept for the gnomon, while the quotes and pavement detail was Cottini. They shared the math and it was a mathematical challenge.

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Last Revised: 2022-03-21 22:15