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Denver  

Sundial: 958
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Noon Mark or Meridian Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 45.173' N  105° 0.000' W
Location:
  • Corner of Wynkoop St and 17th St at Wynkoop Plaza on the south east side of Union Station
 
Description:
  • Description, a 1-inch stainless steel line set in the granite pavement marks the location of the 105th meridian in front of Union Station. The meridian line marks the center of the time zone called Mountain Time, and is 7 time zones "earlier" the Greenwich. MT = UTC - 7. Throughout the Denver metro area, Kalamath Street is the road that most closely corresponds to the 105th meridian. The current 105th meridian would have been known as the 30th meridian of the United States in the 18th and 19th century.

 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Denver
  • Inside Union Station is an interpretive sign for the 105th meridian supported by Nine dot Arts and JDP Art.
  • Designer: Ken Schroeppel
  • Builder: Denver Union Station Project Authority
  • Construction Date: October 2014
 
References: Web Links:
  • From the denver urbanism link:
    Union Station Advocates (USA) kicked in most of the funds for the project, with the Denver Union Station Project Authority (DUSPA) covering the balance.... [Supporters were Dana Crawford, Anne Hayes, and BIll Mosher] ... Over one weekend in October 2014, [DUSPA] workers embedded a 1-inch-wide stainless steel strip into the granite pavers...

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Last Revised: 2019-07-22 19:31

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