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Denver  

Sundial: 967
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 40.432' N  104° 57.601' W
Location:
  • Dial is on the University of Denver campus on the south side of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210. Best viewed from the top floor of the 2306 E Evans Ave parking garage.
 
Description:
  • This monumental size vertical dial consumes much of the south side of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The dial face is limestone and sandstone with disks standing out from the wall to mark the hours from 7am until 5pm. Two row of brass disks show the time: one circular set close to the gnomon for winter and another set at the circumference for summer. The size of the disks vary, growing in size from 7am to noon, then repeating the growing size from 1pm until 5pm. Roman numerals at 7, 12, and 5 show the hours.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: University of Denver
  • Designer: Anderson, Mason, Dale Architects
  • Builder: Anderson, Mason, Dale Architects
  • Construction Date: fall 2002
 
References:
  • The dial is on the exterior of the Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre with inaugural season in 2003

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 08:37

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