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Sinclair Clock Tower

For some, the Sinclair Centre may trigger chilling passport office flashbacks. Please do not let me look down and miss my number. The building is, however, one of our few historic landmarks, with its earliest section – the Edwardian Baroque Post Office – having been designed by architect David Ewart and built from 1905 to 1910.

Particularly distinctive is the clock tower, which stands 43 meters and was created in 1909 by John Smith & Sons. On it rest four, 12-foot clocks which were rehabilitated in 1986. Word has it that the minute hands weigh 202 pounds apiece.

Here’s how it looked in 1914:

1914

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