Project Description

The Search glass tower

Omaha, Nebraska

Artist: Jun Kaneko

The Search glass tower in Omaha NE is located as a standalone installation at the centre of a large roundabout in front of the Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Centre. The artwork in front of the major medical centre that specialises in cancer treatments was financed by anonymous donations and has been extended by a major logistical effort directly on site since 24 April 2017. With its positive universal impact on people, it creates a direct link to the Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Centre.

The tower of Japanese artist Jun Kaneko has a twelve-cornered floor plan and rises 10 floors or glass panels one above the other to a height of around 23 metres. This is a steel and glass construction, which has been placed on a two metre high base and has a total diameter of approx. two metres.

The finely cut, mouth-blown Lambertsglas® has been bonded on to an opaque glass substrate (laminated safety glass) and is backlit from the inside with special LEDs.

Glasturm "Search" des japanischen Künstlers Jun Kaneko in Omaha
Panorama of colorful glasstower in Omaha
Full view of glasstower close to the Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Centre
The Search Glasstower by Artist JUN KANEKO in OMAHA, NEBRASKA

Photo: Karl Heinz Traut