In early November the giant clock from Google IO 2014 was installed at Google headquarters in Mountain View CA. It was quite an undertaking- it required the cooperation of, I think, 4 separate departments. In the building where it was installed, the entrance was too small to accommodate the machine, so the door and the surrounding glass wall had to be removed and then replaced, as well as the electrical and security infrastructure within. It was also installed in a “quiet” building, so the (very loud!) sound cues were disabled, and replaced with goofy thrift store lamps. I should mention again that the clock was built by Eric Mesple and Steve Lassovzsky.
A construction crew had to remove the lobby doors and part of the glass wall in order to move the clock in. The clock is about 10 feet tall when fully assembled.
Two sections of the larger minute wheel had to be removed for transit, and then reassembled on site.
View of the clock in the lobby fully assembled.
Here’s a glimpse of the gearbox.