Thursday, 27 April 2017

Castlereagh Street, shop

The Atlas Clock above the Castlereagh Street entrance of jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co. is a reproduction of the Atlas Clock installed in 1853 above the entrance of the New York City store. It is located on the ground floor of 39 Martin Place, a 22-storey office block built in 1972 which will be demolished to allow underground construction of a new Sydney Metro line. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity.

12 comments:

  1. The entrance and the Atlas Clock look exactly like the store in Chicago too. The store here in Phoenix is in a mall so it doesn't have such a grand entrance.

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  2. Holding up the sky for eternity won't be so eternal, once the building is demolished. Just as well Melbourne still has Gog and Magog, like the figures that watch over the Guildhall in London as guardians of that city.

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  3. Love how you captured the sky in this shot ~ great clock, of course, it's Tiffany's ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

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  4. Are there plans to save the entrance somehow somewhere?

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    1. BeckyB, I'm not aware of any plans to save the entrance but I imagine they would save the sculpture and clock for a new location.

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  5. Stunning that a clock can go around the whole world.

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  6. that's some interesting piece of trivia! Do you think that all Tiffany's stores have one of these Atlases in storage somewhere or on display as a mark of affinity between the outlets?

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