Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Central Station Clock Tower
The Northern entrance to the station (where all the country trains depart and arrive).
The Daily Telegraph says: For 89 years it has stood above Central station, marking the passage of time for generations of Sydneysiders. Now, after first clocking on at 10.22am on March 3, 1921, the prominent timepiece and 90m-tall Central clock tower is undergoing an intricate overhaul by heritage experts. Behind the scaffolding that covers the tower, the clock hands sit at 10.10, an industry standard that represents an optimistic "hands in the air". After stopping the clock on June 3, the restoration will continue for 17 months.