TimeOut: This beautiful mosaic of a clock from the old Penn Station is now at the 34th Street station entrance

We can't believe we're saying this... but Penn Station just got more beautiful, thanks to the installation of a new permanent artwork by Diana Al-Hadid inspired by Alfred Eisenstadt's iconic 1943 photograph of the famous clock that used to hang at the entrance of the original transportation hub. 

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An iconic clock once hung at the former entrance to New York City’s lost McKim, Mead, and White-designed Penn Station. In her most recent 15 feet high and 14 feet wide glass mosaic, entitled The Time Telling, artist Diana Al-Hadid recreates this famous clock, giving life to a piece of forgotten New York history. 

Diana Al-Hadid's Nostalgic Tribute to Penn Station

Al-Hadid’s new mosaic features the famed clock that hung at the entrance of the original station until the building was demolished in the 1960s.

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October 2017
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October 2017

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April 2016
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March 2016
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Summer 2015
Cultured Magazine

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May 3, 2015
LA Times

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April 2015
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Surface Magazine

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September 2014

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April 2013
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by Jed Morse