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Realtime Construction Clock


As at November 2013, I’m still looking, but I can’t find the whole thing online anymore.. I have found this 10 minute extract, which should give you a taste….


As of May 2013 (and possibly much earlier I haven’t checked in a while) The Russian Esquire site no longer works.. Sorry about that, you’ll just have to make do with the extract on the app site…


Success… Try this this site.  It belongs to Russian Esquire Magazine which seems to be hosting the clock. I got it from the artists own blog, so hopefully it’s safe… It’s not full screen like the previous one though, but at least it’s in real time. Press the fourth tab across the top for London time (I’m not sure what the others read, other the fifth one is Moscow and the last one is probably Tokyo)


Would you believe it, 3 hours after I posted this, the link to the realtime video has stopped working.. it now leads to a rather strange music video.. So I’ve had to substitute a new link that takes you to the clock creators’ website, where you can buy it as a $30 app or watch a 3 minute extract..

Bugger.. I’ll have to keep an eye on it and see if I can find the link to the realtime site… or if anyone comes across it, please let me know…


My friend Dan sent me this link yesterday to one of the best sites I’ve seen in ages…

It’s a real time clock being made by a group of guys in safety hats with wooden planks, steel bolts and step ladders on some rough ground in what looks like Berlin.

It runs for the full 24 hours, so click on it at any time, day or night and there they are, constructing the numbers: lit up at night and stripped to the waist in the afternoon…

I especially like the way they all move off to the side once the time is finished so it’s all nice and tidy. Then if the next time requires only a small modification, one person comes out after quite a long wait and moves a single plank. As and when more digits need to change however, they all rush out quite soon after the previous time and hurriedly start rearranging the planks…

Genius, totally brilliant. Like all excellent things, it’s simple, very effective and mesmerising…

(I haven’t watched it long enough to see where the join is yet. I’m sad, but not that sad.. actually I probably am, and I’m sure I’ll find it soon…)

  1. June 16, 2013 at 18:10

    Awesome article.

  2. February 2, 2014 at 00:22

    Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say,
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  3. Jessica
  4. roberto
    March 24, 2014 at 19:06

    i have seen the same application in a hotel in Berlin and you see the Berliner tv tower in the back, thats nice!!!

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