A timely fix for Brooklyn's tallest building

January 17, 2008 4:30:33 AM PST
Developers decided it was time to fix a problem that has long bedeviled Brooklyn's tallest building: discrepancies in the time displayed on its four venerable clocks.

The nearly 80-year-old timepieces on the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank have been put back in synch after painstaking repairs. Their motors were simultaneously switched back on at noon Wednesday.

The clock-repair project began in August 2006, when the Dermot Company Inc. started converting much of the 1929 building into condominiums. The 512-foot-tall tower is now called 1 Hanson Place.

The fixes involved cleaning the clocks' hands and refurbishing their motors.