Long Island City's Famous Clock Tower Officially Landmarked

13 07 14_8230 clock tower | The Bank of Manhattan building--built in 1924--was the first skyscraper in Long Island City.
13 07 14_8230 clock tower | The Bank of Manhattan building--built in 1924--was the first skyscraper in Long Island City.
Photo: changsterdam

Long Island City's famous clock tower is now safe from destruction. Officially known as the Bank of Manhattan Building, the clock tower was once the tallest building in Queens, and has now been landmarked in a unanimous vote.

Sunnyside Post reports:

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to landmark the 11-story building, known for its neo-Gothic detailing, gargoyles and its glass clock face.

The Clock Tower – located at 29-27 Queens Plaza North– was the tallest building in Queens prior to the construction of the Citigroup Building in 1990.

Check out the full report for more on the clock tower or the vote.

Something wrong with this post? Let us know!

Brought To You By…