Macy's Chicago

Tiffany glass ceiling
Canon PowerShot S95
2017

If you’re ever in the cosmetics department at Macy’s, formerly Marshall Field’s, in Chicago, look up. This is what you’ll see.

This mosaic of iridescent glass was designed by none other than Louis Comfort Tiffany, of Tiffany & Co. in New York. 50 artisans labored on scaffolds for 18 months, laying 1.6 million pieces of glass over 6,000 square feet to realize Tiffany’s design. They finished their work in 1907.

It is jaw dropping.

Last updated on 24 February 2020 by Jim Grey

Photography, Preservation

single frame: Tiffany glass ceiling

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8 thoughts on “single frame: Tiffany glass ceiling

  1. Martin Cutrone says:

    Beautiful! I remember well when our important buildings like the local bank or City Hall were graced with art like this. Enjoy seeing your pics of Americana in your area. Inspiring.

  2. Nick says:

    Absolutely wonderful.

    These sprinkler jets do spoil it a bit though. It’s like drilling holes into Mona Lisa.

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