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A Manhattan Landmark Will Keep What Makes It Tick

Apr 01, 2016 - The New York Times

A developer's plan to silence one of the last great mechanical tower clocks in New York City -- an officially designated landmark, at that -- has been thwarted.

Justice Lynn R. Kotler of State Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission had a power that the commission says it did not have: to require the owners of the Clock Tower Building at 346 Broadway to maintain the 19th-century mechanical works at the heart of the four-faced clock that overlooks t...