QUOTE(1963Parade_of_Homes @ Mar 1 2006, 09:05 PM)
So what is the history of this clock?
I'm not familiar enough with the history of dowtown architecture to know, how long was the CNB building there? Is it known by another name now? The clock is obviously gone.
How well did the clock work?
1963 Parade of Homes house.
The clock held many Guiness Book of World Records
In addition to all the info above, the clock made record book history by being named...
The largest rotating clock
The largest DIGITAL clock
The largest four sided sign
to those of us who have lived here long enogh to remember the CNB in its prime, it was on the tallest building in Ft. Worth at that time. You could see the clock for miles. Yes, much of the local lore comes from the novelty of the clock itself. My Great Grandmother lived in Dallas in a high rise condo (The Athena) which was at (approx) Preston and NW Hwy. From her 17th floor bedroom window (on a clear day) you could see the big revoling clock. From that distance you could not make the time out but with her binoculars you could read it. Her Grandson (my great uncle) worked on the 7th floor of the CNB. She always told me she felt close as long as she could see his building.
It was a a great icon of the city and it is sad that it could not have been preserved in some way like Dallas preserved the Pegasus on the Magnolia building.