The Hope Tower springs from the highest point of the University Green to become a luminous beacon within the campus and beyond

Images

RESPONSIVE SURFACE

HOPE TOWER AT DUSK

HOPE TOWER AT NIGHT

NIGHT TIME LIGHTING

SITE PLAN

HOPE TOWER IN THE DAY

INSTALLATION

Description

The Hope Tower's panels are gold outside and silver inside making them responsive to the constantly shifting cool and warm tones of the sky. This inside/outside play of light is emphasized in the night lighting illuminating the towers interior and exterior. The reflector panels diminish in width and opacity as they ascend making them gradually and mysteriously meld into the Midwestern sky.

The tower orients viewers both within the campus and beyond its boundaries, acting as a meeting point that draws students, faculty and visitors alike during the day and night.

Client: University Nebraska Medical Center
Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merril