Coming to Union Square in Fall 2017, this 31-foot-tall, pink glass sculpture will rise out of the southwest plaza on 14th St, between the split in the road on Park Avenue. Created by renowned glass culpture artist Dale Chihuly, the sculpture is called "Rose Crystal Tower", and consists of thousands of layers of pink crystals held together with a glass-like resin.
The resin which Chihuly is using in place of his usual glass materials will be hard enough to withstand breakage, according to Dale Lanzone of Marlborough Gallery, which is sponsoring the Union Square installation. “You could throw a rock at it or really do whatever you wanted to break it and it’s not going to break,” he said at Community Board 5's Parks and Public Space Committee meeting Monday.
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