Con Edison and the Community
Con Edison has a long-established tradition of contributing to the communities we serve. The company celebrates national holidays and cultural events, and recognizes leading community organizations and causes, by lighting the landmark clock tower at 4 Irving Place.
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The Con Edison Clock Tower
For Con Edison’s headquarters at the corner of 14th Street and Irving Place, the noted architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore designed a 26-story tower. Capping the tower are four clock faces. The top of the tower is a “temple” crowned by a 38-foot-high bronze lantern. Known as the “Tower of Light,” the tower, completed in 1928, was dedicated to the 3,053 employees who served in World War I and especially as a memorial to the 74 who perished in that conflict. The largest bell in the clock tower is inscribed with a stanza from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Concord Hymn.
In 2008, Con Edison updated the tower lighting system with new, energy efficient LEDs. The new system uses 63 percent less energy than conventional lights and the lights have an expected lifespan of 15 years.