25. Dale Chihuly: ‘Rose Crystal Tower’ in Union Square Park

Sculptor Dale Chihuly’s Rose Crystal Tower is nearing the end of its time on view in Union Square near 14th Street. 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. 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.