|Carl Glassman/Tribeca Trib|
For 35 years, Marvin Schneider came here like clockwork to wind the rare mechanical clock atop this 19th century Tribeca office building.
"I would wind them and it would be good for a week," Schneider said.
But that stopped in March after the developers, who bought the landmarked building from the city, blocked Schneider and the public from coming in. The clock, now covered in scaffolding, has been stuck in time ever since.
"It stopped working at 10:25 or so," he said.
The El Ad Group and the Peebles Corporation plan to rip out the mechanical clock in order to convert the tower and the rest of the building into luxury condos. The developers declined comment.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the overhaul last year.