The old CNN sign now features puzzle pieces.
The digital CNN clock in Columbus Circle went on the fritz a few months ago, as the temperature gauge got stuck at 46 degrees even as the air outside had already reached springtime conditions. Shortly after we wrote about it, the sign began to come down in pieces (see below).
Upper West Siders who had become used to the clock were slightly perturbed, or whatever word means “just barely annoyed.”
And then a few days ago a new sign appeared, filled with colorful puzzle pieces, but no CNN logo. We contacted a CNN spokesman to try to figure out what was up, but got no response. Maybe it’s a really subtle ad for puzzle games.
Meanwhile, we await our Pulitzer Prize for sticking with this story.
Photos by Robert Tuchman and Howard Freeman. Tip by Andrew Matthew. Reporting by Sophie Schnell.