At the groundbreaking of the construction of the Millennium Clock, Lady Trieu gave a speech that included a line from the Percey Bysshe Shelley poem, "Ozymandias": "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair," in reference to Adrian Veidt, whose company Trieu bought and used its assets to construct the tower.
The Millennium Clock is made of clean M-class technology, with a cutting-edge micro-fusion engine and powered by synthetic lithium and energies harvested from particles collected from the Myanmar Institute of Technology supercollider in Burma.
The residents of Tulsa believe the tower to be a time machine, however, in reality, it serves as a front to construct her quantum centrifuge.
- "Millennium" was the name of Adrian Veidt's planned successor to "Nostalgia" (which, for him, was a perfume/cosmetics line) that was to follow after 11/2. According to Peteypedia, the "Millennium" campaign - and its vision of a utopia of limitless human potential, failed utterly because of fundamental incompatibility with the new, extraterrestrial existential threat that Veidt unleashed. Lady Trieu utilized the Millennium concept both because it matched what she was trying to do, and to deride her father.
- The Millennium Clock is inspired by the Montjuïc Communications Tower, popularly known as Torre Calatrava and Torre Telefónica, built by Santiago Calatrava in Spain for the 1992 Olympic Games.