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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Hosts "Tower of Light"
On November 12, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be joined by a dozen city
leaders and more than 100 members of the community during the well-known
“Tower of Light” sculpture’s illumination ceremony. The Orlando chapter
of Commercial Real Estate Women, or CREW, launched the revitalization
and fundraising initiative to mark the organization’s 25th anniversary.
City Hall Plaza
400 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, Fla. 32801
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
- 6:00 p.m. – Speaking program begins.
- 6:20 p.m. – Sculpture Illuminated. Live shot
- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
- Former Orlando Mayor Bill Frederick
- Thomas Chatmon, Downtown Development Board and
Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director
- Maya Hatchette, CREW President
- Doris Wasson, CREW Project Manager for the “Tower
of Light” Restoration and Director of Operations for Owens Realty
The 63-foot glass-and-steel spire renovation
included the installation of 650 watts of programmable, full color
spectrum LEDS, data cabling and a wireless controller. The controller
can be programmed with numerous pre-sets (length and color of display)
and can be accessed via the Internet on computer, phone or tablet.
The “Tower of Light,” by artist Ed Carpenter, was commissioned and
installed in 1992 under the leadership of then Mayor Bill Frederick. The
original halogen lighting failed in 1994. Many attempts at funding a
relighting project were discussed in the interim but none came to
fruition. Knowing that the City’s SEE ART ORLANDO project was slated for
debut in late 2013, the Orlando chapter of CREW pledged to raise a
minimum of $50,000 to renovate and light. Sitting on the Plaza in front
of City Hall, the sculpture celebrates the intersection of private and
public interests in the City of Orlando and is a symbol for the
aspirations of our community.