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The Tiffany Dome

by on Nov.21, 2019, under Life, Photography

Located on the south side of the Chicago Cultural Center is the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome

The magnificent translucent dome, 11.5m (38 feet) in diameter and made of Tiffany Favrile glass, is cut in the shape of fish scales

Tiffany Dome

Tiffany Dome

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14 mm, 1/30 sec at f/8, ISO 64

At the top of the dome are the signs of the zodiac. At the base of the dome is a quotation from the British author Joseph Addison. The dome glass, lighting fixtures, wall sconces and chandeliers were made by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company of New York

The dome spans more than 90sqm (1,000 square feet). It contains some 30,000 pieces of glass in 243 sections held within an ornate cast iron frame

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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1896

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14 mm, 1/15 sec at f/8, ISO 360


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