Public Clocks in New York - I. Manhattan

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The book is a graphic tribute to public clocks in Manhattan. There are more than one hundred and fifty public clocks depicted in the book. Photos in the collection were taken during 2006 and 2007. They include a view of the clock in relationship to the street and building where it is located, a view of the clock’s face in detail, and the identification of the streets close to the clock. This collection is important because some of these beautiful landmarks have been disappearing over time. This collection may raise enough awareness to help preserve all the public clocks in the city we love. The book guides the reader in the adventure of discovering the timepieces on streets and buildings in every neighborhood.
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  • By Jorge Raventós
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Public Clocks in New York - I. Manhattan by Jacobo Rubinstein" Having lived a total of eight years in New York in different time periods, if you would have asked me how many public clocks did I know of that city, I would have answered around six. Five would be in Manhattan: the two inside and out of Grand Central Station; the one near the Flatiron Building at Fifth, Broadway and 24th St, (the photo I took of it in 1992 Rubinstein kindly reproduced in this book); at least one in Times Square, the Tourneau on Madison Ave and finally one near downtown Brooklyn. Seeing J. Rubinsteins's compilation, I am astounded at the numbers! Why does one need a wristwatch in Manhattan when you have a clock just around almost every corner? Also that Tourneau had expanded to four different places since the last time I visited NY. As an architect and photographer accustomed to seeing details where others don't, I find, flipping through this book, that I was somewhat blind, that I was not... More > conscious of these timepieces which are integrated into the urban landscape and which I took so much for granted. Looking at his images, I begin to see around these clocks the buildings, the surroundings, the details, places I don't remember or knew that existed. When in New York again, I am positive I will take the "time" to appreciate the city in a different light. Having known of Jacobo's interest and of his project to publish this book, I now find myself looking for and photographing public clocks. It's contagious! Thank you Jacobo for sharing your passion and for discovering (or uncovering) more of Manhattan for me. Now can we expect a second book: Public Clocks in New York - II. The Rest of New York City or The Other Boroughs? Or is that placing Rubinstein in a pinch or obligation? Spanish version/Versión en español: Tema: Relojes Públicos en Nueva York – I. Manhattan por Jacobo Rubinstein Habiendo vivido un total de ocho años en Nueva York en diferentes períodos de tiempo, si me hubieran preguntado cuantos relojes públicos conozco de esa ciudad, hubiera contestado que alrededor de seis. Cinco serían en Manhattan: los dos que están dentro y fuera de la Estación Grand Central, otro cerca del Edificio Flatiron en el cruce entre la 5ta Av., Calle 24 y Broadway, (agradezco que la foto que yo tomé en 1992 de ese reloj esté reproducida en este libro); alguno en Times Square, la Tourneau en Madison Avenue y finalmente uno que está cerca del centro de Brooklyn. Viendo la compilación de J. Rubinstein, estoy sorprendido de la cantidad! ¿Por qué uno necesita un reloj de pulsera en Manhattan cuando existe un reloj público a la vuelta de casi cada esquina? Tourneau también se había expandido a cuatro lugares distintos desde la última vez que visité NY. Como arquitecto y fotógrafo acostumbrado a ver detalles donde otros no, encuentro, hojeando este libro, que yo era, a pesar de todo, un poco ciego, que no estaba consciente de estas piezas del tiempo que estaban integradas al paisaje urbano y que yo daba por sentado. Viendo sus imágenes, empiezo a mirar alrededor de estos relojes, los edificios, el entorno, los detalles, lugares que no recuerdo o no sabía que existían. Cuando regrese a Nueva York, estoy seguro que me tomaré el "tiempo" para apreciar la ciudad de una manera distinta. Conociendo el interés de Jacobo y de su proyecto para publicar este libro, ahora me encuentro buscando y fotografiando relojes públicos. ¡Es contagioso! Gracias Jacobo por compartir tu pasión y por descubrirme (o destaparme) más de Manhattan. Ahora, ¿podemos esperar un segundo libro: Relojes Públicos en Nueva York – II. El Resto de la Ciudad o Los Otros Boros? ¿O es eso poner a Rubinstein en un aprieto o compromiso? Firma: Jorge Raventós< Less
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October 1, 2011
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