Playhouse Square chandelier: By the numbers

CLEVELAND -- The shimmering centerpiece of Playhouse Square's renovation is finally in place.

Here's a breakdown by the numbers:

  • Planning started in the early '90s.
  • Construction began about 6 months ago.
  • 5 different companies were involved.
  • 580 miles was the distance traveled to Cleveland for most of the chandelier after it was manufactured in Montreal.
  • The chandelier is 20 feet tall.
  • It's 17 feet in diameter.
  • Steel alone weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • It features 4,200 crystals.
  • Each crystal was hand-polished for 15 minutes.
  • It took a crew of about 15 to place the chandelier in its final resting place.
  • Designed to withstand 100 mph winds.
  • Chandelier lit for the public for first time on May 2 during "Dazzle the District"


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