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Amarillo  

Sundial: 67
State/Province:  Texas Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Obelisk or Vertical Gnomon Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 35° 11.973' N  101° 54.800' W
Location:
  • Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
 
Description:
  • The Centennial Time Tower begins as a tetrahedron of stainless steel pipes each 18 feet long. Then a central pipe towers to the sky, giving an overall height of about 50 feet. The Time Tower is situated on a circle about 100 feet in diameter. The dial was erected for the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Helium. Each individual pipe is a time capsule filled with helium. The plaque under the center of the tower shows when each one is to be opened.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Amarillo
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1968
 

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