Sundial: 1055
State/Province:  Tennessee Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 36° 10.538' N  86° 36.902' W
  • Sundial Park
    3788 Central Pike
    Hermitage TN 37076

    East out of Nashville on I-40, come to the Central Pike exit on the right, Park is on the corner of Dodson Chapel Rd and Central Pike.
  • The gnomon consists of two complete horizontal stabilizer wings from a Boeing 727 jet, arranged in a sculpture called "Clear for Landing". The dial is 72 feet (22m) in diameter. The hour markers are Roman numerals in granite stone blocks. The hour lines were laid out using a scale model mounted on a heliodon and set for the summer solstice. The leading shadow of the vertical sculture marks the time. The planes landing at Nashville airport serve as the backdrop to the dial. When the sun is due East-West, the wings form a diamond, allowing shadows to fall through the markers onto the inlaid concrete disk.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Hermitage Parks Dept.
  • Plaques around the dial are dedicated to the memory of planes downed by terrorist attacks: Flights American Airlines #11 and #77 and United #93 and #175.
  • Designer: Joe Sorci
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 2002
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Last Revised: 2022-05-14 17:28