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Crystalline Tower

Clad in sheets of titanium, mica panels and steel mesh, the sculpture is meant to interact with nature, the Tower stands 90 feet. The titanium panels move in the wind and makes sound. The thin sheets of mica reflect sunlight and appear to glow. Selected by international competition, this collaborative work was created by Ohio artist and Miami University professor Susan Ewing and Czech artist Vratislav Novak. The tower is topped by a rotating north star, in recognition of the importance of the star to slaves navigating their way across the Ohio River to freedom. A spiral stair within the tower is reminiscent of strands of DNA and echoes the signature winding pathways within the park. Created by Susan Ewing and Vratislav Novak in 2005

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