Cleveland Chandelier

Whenever I travel I conduct a bit of research in advance to identify points and places of interest to photograph. In the case of Cleveland Ohio, the downtown section known as “Playhouse Square” drew my attention since I would be staying there.

Now who expects to see a chandelier in the middle of a city intersection? Exactly, no one. But when I first saw it online I knew I had to have a photograph of it. It’s a different approach to street lighting and it gives people something to talk about.

As it turns out, the chandelier is the centerpiece of Playhouse Square’s design and can be found at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and E 14th Street.

If you look at the overall styling of this structure, it seems to reach back the 1930s when vaudeville performances were popular. The Cleveland Chandelier is just about two-years-old at the time of this writing and had it’s initial lighting ceremony on May 2nd 2014.

Below is a detail view showing the anti-sway cables and the 4,200 crystals that have been meticulously placed on the cast aluminum frame.

Now the largest outdoor chandelier in the world, the theater district in Cleveland, which also has the second largest seating capacity in the US, now has something to boast about.


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