Jersey City, New Jersey: Former World's Largest Clock

A former rooftop mega-timepiece now stands at ground level, making it easy to tell the time. Supposedly surpassed in size by a clock in Saudi Arabia.
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2 Hudson St., Jersey City, NJ
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On the extreme southeastern tip of downtown Jersey City, up against the Hudson River and just north of Liberty State Park.
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Colgate Clock. Former World's Largest Clock

The Colgate Clock can be seen along the Hudson River, next to the Goldman Sachs building.

[Dan Kaplan, 05/26/2014]
World's Largest Clock

This is not the world's largest clock. The world's largest clock is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

[That Guy, 11/30/2010]

Those poor, blind Saudis. Right beneath their feet they had the raw material to build the World's Largest Hourglass!

Colgate Clock. World's Largest Clock

It's the Colgate Clock -- the World's Largest at 50 feet in diameter, glaring across the Hudson River towards Manhattan. The clock's minute hand is 23 feet long and weighs 2,200 pounds. The big clock underwent a complete restoration in the early 1990s. A second Colgate Clock, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is 40 feet in diameter. That was the original Colgate Clock, on a factory in Jersey City, but was shipped to Indiana when this larger timekeeper was installed.

The building in this photo was torn down in the early 2000-oughts, but the clock was preserved and now stands at ground level, which makes for an even more impressive sight.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 05/18/2005]

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