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The current Colgate Clock was built in 1924 to replace an earlier clock designed by Colgate engineer Warren Davey, which was constructed by the Seth Thomas Clock Company for Colgate’s centennial in 1906. After the current clock’s construction, the earlier clock was relocated to a Colgate factory in Clarksville, Indiana.  The Jersey City clock was maintained by John A. Winters from the 1930s until his retirement in 1976.

As of 2005, the Colgate Clock stands on an otherwise empty lot; all of the other buildings in the complex were demolished in 1985 when Colgate left. The lot is located on the Hudson River waterfront and the clock itself is 100 metres (330 ft) south of the Goldman Sachs Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the state of New Jersey. The construction of that building in the early 2000s forced a relocation of the clock southward to its current location. At that time, the size of the Colgate advertisement attached to it was reduced to comply with the Hudson River No Billboard law. As a part of the relocation agreement Goldman Sachs now maintains the clock.

The clock is a mandatory reporting point for flights below Class B airspace in the Hudson River VFR corridor.

In June 2013 it was announced that the clock would be refurbished and raised in order to allow for greater visibility


Colgate Clock, Paulus Hook, Jersey City, New Jersey. Photo source:

List of largest clock faces – The Colgate clock is the fifth largest clock face in the world and the second largest in the USA.  The Duquesne Brewing Company Clock, Pittsburgh, a single 18-metre octagonal clock built by Audichron of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1933, with 8.5-metre and 6.4-metre aluminium hands is the largest in the USA.


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Riverside Park South (including historic pier information)

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