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Port Richmond High School

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Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY

The image of this sundial is of a rudder to reflect the nautical location of the school. This dial tells the time on its east and south faces. It features a brass, noon mark, solar calendar (analemma) cast into the plaza below. An aperture at the top of the dial illuminates each day of the year at noon standard time. The sculpture produces a dramatic physical tension between its north-south alignment and the angle of the school. Painted steel, height 18 feet.