14. Chihuly’s Rose Crystal Tower Arriving in Union Square

Dale Chihuly’s Rose Crystal Tower will be arriving at Union Square East, near 14th Street this month. The 31-foot tall sculpture, which some believe resembles a stick of pink rock candy, consists of thousands of layers of pink crystals, held together with a glass-like resin. The Rose Crystal Tower itself is 22-feet tall, and will be perched on a nine-foot base. The materials used to create this piece are meant to withstand the harshest of urban elements. Rose Crystal Tower by Dale Chihuly is presented by Union Square Partnership, NYC Parks Department and Marlborough Gallery.

There is still time to view the installation, Chihuly, at the New York Botanical Garden, on view until Sunday, October 29.