Finishing touches were being put on a new art glass installation at the Galt House today. Four new colorful “tulips” are now hanging from the glass Conservatory over Fourth Street. Originally, flags were installed here, but problems arose when the wind would constantly tangle them. The new glass installation was designed by Architectural Glass Artisans and is a type of glass called “Dichroic Glass” which contains metal-oxides that produce striking colors. The new glass flowers match the dichroic glass installed over the Main Street pedway connecting the Galt House to the convention center.
The glass Conservatory has been one our favorite projects downtown in the past few years, with great views of the Ohio River and Fourth Street. Also, if you haven’t seen the aquarium bar inside, you’d better hurry on over. The classic white lines of the Conservatory’s bridge-structure bring forth images of traditional Southern architecture.