Ever wonder what it's like to restore 30,000 tiny pieces of stained glass on a century-old dome in a landmark building? Find out on WTTW on Jan 3, when the documentary Celebration of Light: Restoration on the Chicago Cultural Center's Tiffany Dome premieres at 5:30pm. Restoration on the 1897 Beaux Arts building has many contributors: Wight & Co, Holabird & Root, the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co, Botti Studio of Architectural Arts, Restoric, and Historic Surfaces.
Wight & Co. and Left Brain/Right Brain Productions created the 30 minute documentary. The $35 million project features a new exterior translucent skylight, allowing more light to welcome its 840,000 visitors every year. The space was originally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany as the first permanent public library in Chicago.