Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 17

Thank you for contacting us. I've done some searching and come up with some information that I think you'll find of use. The tower statue is located in the Vessels Gallery of the Innovations Center, which you can read more about here: . Please reference the attachments I've included. On page 21 of The Museum's Annual Report, you will be able to read a bit about the creation of the Innovation Center, which houses the Tower piece you referred to. The firm who designed the center, for which they won an award, was Ralph Appelbaum Associates. I spoke with the director from that time and he said he was almost certain they had designed the Pyrex Tower. The newspaper article from The Leader talks about the opening of the Innovation Center in 1999. There is not a date given for when the tower was made, but it was made specifically for that gallery. The article mentions, as did a few other articles I perused, that the purpose of the tower was to give a visual example / explanation of the phases a Pyrex vessel goes through in production. As you may already know, Pyrex is one type of borosilicate glass. I am also attaching a bibliography for the Innovation Center. It lists titles that may be of interest to you if you will be doing additional research. Should you wish to obtain any of the titles listed, please take the list to your local library and see if the librarian is able to request the materials through Inter-Library Loan using OCLC. Please let me know if you have any questions about this. I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any additional questions or trouble opening any of the attachments, let me know. Attachment(s) included: Innovation Center.doc, 1999 CMoG Annual Report.pdf, The Leader.pdf

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