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The Peace Clock

Built by Verdin, and located across First Avenue from the United Nations headquarters, Lina Viste Grønli’s sculpture celebrates the legacy of Trygve Lie, the first Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Peace Clock is a 17-foot-diameter brass kinetic sculpture that also is a fully functioning clock. Twice a day, the hands of the clock form the Peace Sign. Inspired by the history of the UN’s formation and Lie’s dedication to peace and fundamental human freedom, Grønli’s clock stands as a reminder that time is both fleeting and infinite, always offering the opportunity to achieve world peace.


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