DNA Tower

DNA Tower

The sculpture is a symbolic, rather than accurate, representation of Deoxyribonucleic acid, (DNA), the blueprint of life. DNA is a double-helix molecule, and its distinctive shape is often described as a twisted ladder. The outside of the twisted ladder is composed of sugar and phosphate groups, while the rungs, or steps, of the ladder are formed by two nucleobases connecting to each other via hydrogen bonds. The sculpture is composed of 1,200 blown-glass globes and weighs a total of 3,000

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Location: IUPUI Campus

Date created: 2003

Associated artists

Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly


635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46202

39.7770288005296, -86.1781954765319


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