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Sign of the Times

October 8, 2008

From Gothamist:

After the end of the Clinton era, the National Debt Clock in midtown was temporarily turned off because the number had actually started to go down for the first time since it was installed in 1989 by real estate developer Seymour Durst. Now, after eight years of The Decider, the number’s gotten so vast and incomprehensible and depressing that the sign isn’t big enough for all those digits.

Click here for the full post, along with a picture of the sign as it stands today.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. ClatieK permalink
    October 8, 2008 5:23 pm

    I think the word “because” there is misleading. Wasn’t the building to which it was attached torn down? During 2000-something, when I was a resident of NYC… Which would not have been during Clinton’s term?

  2. ClatieK permalink
    October 8, 2008 5:24 pm

    Ah, scratch that last sentence—he said AFTER the Clinton era. Gotcha.

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