NYC 2016! Or …

2012clock NYC 2016! Or ...For all of those who have been obsessed with the vestigial NYC2012 countdown clock at Union Square: The Real Estate, hobbling home late last night after the newspaper closed, happened upon the crew that was removing the 2012 signage from the facade of the building.

Around midnight a large red truck with a giant crane appeared and one man in a cherry picker started ripping the panels off one by one.

For some time now the clock has reverted to the bizarre math antics its creator intended. But the jovial 2012 signage remained for weeks after New York lost the Games.