Colossal 15 Digital Display Climate Clock in New York City Counts Down to Global Deadline

elaborate clock called “The Passage”

In a city with an endless supply of iconic artistic landmarks, one that never fails to capture New Yorkers’ attention is the 15-digit digital display called the Metronome on the south side of Union Square. (NBC image)

(CBS) – In a city with an endless supply of iconic artistic landmarks, one that never fails to capture New Yorkers’ attention is the 15-digit digital display called the Metronome on the south side of Union Square.

In actuality, it is an elaborate clock called “The Passage,” with the numbers on the left side telling the current time and the right side displaying the time remaining in the day.

At least, that’s what it was up until Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. when two climate activists named Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd watched as the display changed into the Climate Clock — the culmination of a two-year dream come true.

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