At 5:30 p.m., tonight, Sunday, January 3rd, WTTW, Channel 11 will debut a new documentary on the restoration of the stunning Tiffany Dome at Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge's 1897 Chicago Cultural Center. Designed by Tiffany's Jacob A. Holzer, it battles another Tiffany work at the former Marshall Field store on State for the title of "world's largest Tiffany dome,", with over 30,000 individual pieces of glass. The restoration reversed a previous 1940's retrofit that placed a second, copper dome over the Tiffany, replacing sunlight with artificial back lighting.
Holabird & Root was the architect and structural engineer for the project, which involved over 70 artisans and workers from Wight & Company, Botti Studio, the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co., Restoric LLC and Historic Surfaces. The documentary was commissioned and funded by Wight & Company and produced by Left Brain/Right Brian Productions, LLC.
Read our own previous post on the restoration here.