Thursday, March 01, 2007

World Clock, June 1958

The Clock of the World was an icon of early Tomorrowland, somehow managing to be both futuristic and delightfully 50's in its appearance. It is seen in some pre-opening artwork looking virtually identical to its finished form...I wonder where the idea and design came from? The clock stood at the entrance to Tomorrowland on opening day, and it was finally removed in September 1966 for the original "New Tomorrowland". I wonder if any pieces of it still exist...the thought of it getting the wrecking ball is painful!

For those who are interested, I provided a nice detail of the top of the clock with the moon-and-sun motif, as well as a salute to spaghetti strainers.


Tinker Bell said...

Wow! I'd never noticed it before, but it does look like a colander! Very nice photo!

Daveland said...

I'll never be able to look at the Clock of the World the same way again! Thanks for the post -

Matterhorn1959 said...

Nice images as usual.