The City of Chicago commissioned Wight to oversee the restoration of the world’s largest Louis Comfort Tiffany art-glass dome, designed by Tiffany’s chief mosaicist, Jacob A. Holzer, in 1897. Our team oversaw the 7-month, $1.7M construction project that included the cleaning, repair, and/or replacement of more than 30,000 pieces of glass.

The Tiffany Dome was not a typical interior restoration; it was an opportunity to work on a rare piece of Chicago history which had been covered with a concrete and copper exterior in 1935. The goal was to bring the Dome, located in Preston Bradley Hall within the Chicago Cultural Center, back to its original grandeur of 1897.

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2008 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation

2008 Midwest Construction Project of the Year, Renovation/Restoration, Small Project