Chihuly’s ‘Chrystal Rose Tower’ Arrives in Union Square




The highly anticipated Rose Crystal Towersculpture by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly arrived in Union Square last week, brought to the Park through the efforts of Union Square Partnership, New York City Parks Department, and Marlborough Gallery.

As part of the New York City Parks Department’sArt in the Parks‘ celebration of 50 years of public art work in our parks, this sparkling installation stands 31-feet tall, and is composed of Polyvitro crystals (a plastic material) and steel, insuring durability in our urban environment. The plastic material is cast into individual chunks which resemble glass, lighter and more resilient, first used in Chihuly’s 2000 installation, “Light in Jerusalem.”

Chihuly’s ‘Rose Crystal Tower‘  will be on view at Union Square East, near 14th Street, to October 5, 2018. Below are a few photos from the unveiling. And check out cool installation pic’s taken by Bedford+Bowery.

Sculpture artist, Dale Chihuly, at the union square unveiling, 10-6-17


rose crystal tower unveiling 10-6-17


Jennifer Falk, Executive Director of Union Square Partnership; Dale Chihuly and wife, Leslie Jackson; William Castro, Parks Manhattan borough Commissioner


Dale Chihuly & wife, Leslie Jackson


rose crystal tower, looking south


Dale Chihuly at the unveiling at Union Square


Dale Chihuly’s exhibit at New York Botanical Garden is on through October 29th.

An exhibition of new work by Dale Chihuly at Marlborough Gallery in New York is planned for 2019.