Dale Chihuly’s Panorama Icicle Tower was installed on Monday, April 14, 2014 by two members of Team Chihuly.
This is Chihuly’s second installation at Panorama. It is an astonishing 10’x5’x5’ and is comprised of approximately 230 yellow, red, and orange hand-blown glass elements.
Chihuly’s Towers evolved from his Chandeliers. The first Tower was made for the narrow vertical space of the American Craft Museum stairway in 1997. Subsequent projects continued to challenge Chihuly to create large sculptures for spaces where the ceilings could not bear the weight of Chandeliers, or spaces without ceilings, giving life to the development of this important series.
“The idea of a Tower just came from looking at one of my Chandeliers and imagining what it would look like upside down.” –Chihuly
There will be a formal dedication ceremony on June 10.