Zebra clock

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The Monumental Clock [Dutch: Monumentale klok], commonly known as the Zebra clock [Dutch: Zebraklok], is a street clock and work of public art on the Bezuidenhoutseweg street side of the Koningin Julianaplein square, next to Den Haag central railway station in The Hague, Netherlands. It is a local landmark and popular as a meeting-place for people arriving or departing the city by train.[1]

It was installed in 1977 by artist Jaap Karman. It stands 8 meters tall, it has three matching sides with moulded plastic faces of black and white stripes indicating the position of the hours, and is internally lit.[2] It has been destroyed by fire and restored twice - a few months after installation[3] and again in 1985.[4] The clock was temporarily removed from 1997 to 2002, and again from 2008 to 2011 for renovations to the square and station precinct.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet you at the Zebra clock". Den Haag To Go. June 16, 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Jaap Karman www.haagsekunstenaars.nl - Stroom Den Haag". www.haagsekunstenaars.nl. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Historie - Den Haag Nieuw Centraal". www.denhaagnieuwcentraal.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  4. ^ a b "Zebraklok in de opslag". Den Haag Nieuw Centraal (in Dutch). September 22, 2008. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Zebraklok na drie jaar terug bij station". Omroep West (in Dutch). 31 October 2011. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 

Coordinates: 52°04′55″N 4°19′20″E / 52.081908°N 4.322316°E / 52.081908; 4.322316