Walking into Union Terminal train station, one walked under the backlit art deco clock on the exterior face of the half dome. Immediately the traveler is greeted by one of the first digital clocks in the World. After purchasing tickets passengers walked onto The Concourse where at the end of the magnificent hall the Concourse Clock told the same precise time as the clock outside, the digital clock, and every clock on the entire 40 acre campus.
Tunnels on either side of the Union Terminal for cars, busses, & streetcar to enter & exit the other side. Behind the terminal the Concourse extends over the railroad tracks. The Concourse was demolished in 1972 to make way for larger freight trains.
All of the clocks, from the clock in the Presidents office to the engine roundhouse, and of course the Concourse clock were synced so that they all told accurate time! Trains arriving at Union Terminal pulled under the building were passengers waited comfortably above in, The Concourse.
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Walking into the huge terminal half dome is inspiring. The initial amazement is carried through the entire building as passengers would experience it, the art deco mosaic tiles, fonts, marble, and inspired design extends along The Concourse to the back of the terminal, to the Concourse Clock.
David Lombardi's Virtual Concourse
David Lombardi recreated The Concourse in color! Cincinnati VR company Kinetic Vision used David Lombardi's artwork to create a Virtual Reality walkthrough of the Concourse. Allowing one, through the use of a VR headset, to 'walk' amongst the hall, view the mosaic tiles close up, to see the light "steaming" in through the windows. David's work allows us to see the Concourse, demolished in 1972, in color! Something we never would be able to see without his artwork.
The Concourse Clock Now
When the Concourse was torn down in 1972, the Concourse Clock went to a garage for storage and ended up displaying on the ground, in a bubble facing upward. Above it was a bridge that connected a parking lot to Music Hall, home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Symphony goers, can't be late; the second the music starts the doors shut. The Concourse Clock kept time, concertgoers knew their walking speed needs by looking down at the clock on the ground facing up at them. Now, the clock is back at Union Terminal, and the bridge, demolished.
Most jewelers and watch repair shops will be able to easily size the bracelet. The bracelet uses screws to secure the links. An appropriate sized screwdriver of high quality will be required to size.
Minor adjustments can be made in the clasp. The clasp is held in place by a spring loaded pin. Carefully depress the tip of the pin through the hole in the side of the clasp and move it to the next hole being careful not to let it fly out. Repeat the process on the opposite side.
Art Deco Temple to Transportation