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VST #12 Air, Water, Wind - OU0871

 The Crystalline Tower

Hidden by  Those_guys

N 39° 06.747' W 84° 29.285' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Ohio
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 13 July 2015
 Date Created: 13 July 2015
 Last Modified: 12 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU0871


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Kid Friendly Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Standing 90’ tall, is the three-sided, Crystalline Tower.  Clad in sheets of titanium, mica panels and steel mesh, the sculpture is meant to interact with nature.  The titanium panels move in the wind and makes sound.  The thin sheets of mica reflect sunlight and appear to glow.  Selected by international competition, this collaborative work was created by Ohio artist and Miami University professor Susan Ewing and Czech artist Vratislav Novak.  The tower is topped by a rotating north star, in recognition of the importance of the star to slaves navigating their way across the Ohio River to freedom.  A spiral stair within the tower is reminiscent of strands of DNA and echoes the signature winding pathways within the park (cannot be accessed).

To log this cache you must do the following:

1. Take a picture with you and/or you GPS unit with the tower in the back ground.

2. When was the tower installed? Put the answer in the password.

This concludes you Virtual Segway Tour of Cincinnati's riverfront park system. As you will no doubt notice, there is much more to see and enjoy, so please take your time and explore.

The Virtual Segway Tour Series

#1 Virtual Segway Tour
#2 Smale Park
#3 The Brigade
#4 Our Queen
#5 Yeatmans Cove
#6 L & N Pedestrian Bridge
#7 Losantaville
#8 The Golden Arches
#9 International Gardens
#10 So Shiny!
#11 Woodhenge
#12 Air, Water, Wind
#13 What is That?
#14 How high can it go?
#15 Time to Cool Off


#1 Virtual Segway Tour

#2 Smale Park

#3 The Brigade

#4 Our Queen

#5 Yeatmans Cove

#6 L & N Pedestrian Bridge

 #7 Losantaville

#8 The Golden Arches

#9 International Gardens

#10 So Shiny!

#11 Woodhenge

#12 Air, Water, Wind

#13 What is That?

#14 How high can it go?

#15 Time to Cool Off


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1 06 June 2016 TommyGator Found it

My seventh find in the VST series today.  I'd really like to climb the internal staircase sometime---I'll bet it's a great view!  I did this series by bike today and managed to stay in good weather throughout, although rain clouds were on the horizon.  Many thanks!
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