Clock of Nations Restoration

Industry: Consumer Products & Manufacturing


Optimation was honored with an opportunity to preserve a piece of Rochester, NY's history, by dismantling and moving the Clock of Nations from Midtown Plaza to the Greater Rochester International Airport. Designed in the early 60s by artist Geri Kavanaugh, the clock has been a famous landmark in Rochester's Midtown Plaza for decades. With the closing and demolition of Midtown Plaza planned for 2008, Rochester city officials needed to find a new home for the Clock of Nations. The city turned to Optimation's expert team of mechanics, electricians and engineers to restore and move the clock.


Many of the clock's mechanical parts needed to be repaired or replaced, and the controls and wiring were outdated and no longer met current electrical codes.

Optimation dismantled the clock and then restored and updated the clock with brand new electrical wiring and controls. Then the individual components were carefully crated and shipped to the Greater Rochester International Airport for final assembly and testing.


Optimation successfully completed the project on time, and set the clock up in its temporary home at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The clock will eventually be moved to its permanent location at the Tom Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, NY.
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  • Consumer Products & Manufacturing

  • Controls Engineering
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Industrial and Commercial Carpentry
  • Machinists and Millwrights
  • Process Engineering
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Welding

  • Discrete Control
  • Drives & Motion Control
  • Electrical Codes (NEC) / Electrical Safety

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