After having dinner at Lolita‘s we drove down to the Play House Square in Cleveland’s historic theater district. Hanging over the Square was the world’s largest outdoor crystal chandelier, unveiled on May 2, 2014. The crystalline (actually acrylic resin, not glass) structure is suspended from steel trusses some 44 feet off the ground at the corner of E. 14th Street and Euclid Avenue. With a height of 20 ft and comprising some 4,200 crystal pieces. The biggest surprise is that General Electric, which designed the chandelier, believes it will stand up to Cleveland’s extreme weather.   Cleveland’s temperature range from -20° F to 104° F, with winds as high as 85 mph. There are also severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and the occasional wandering hurricane to be concerned about.

It was raining as we checked out the chandelier so the picture isn’t as clear as it could have been.

2014 05 12 Cleveland Chandelier