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'Tis The Season of Giving

Richard Turlington Architects would like to help make wishes come true this holiday season in a fun and creative way! From December 4th to December 25th, we will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish Connecticut for every comment on the article about the Architecture of a Christmas Tree. Don’t know what to post? Post your comments, thoughts or wishes for the season! Why Make A Wish? Richard Turlington Architects believes that wishes are life-changing for children battling critical illnesses.


Architecture of a Christmas Tree

As we are all familiar with the traditional Christmas tree, filled with Christmas lights, bows, and ornaments of all shapes, sizes and colors! We may not all be as familiar with the innovative and unique ways artistic representations of Christmas Trees have been interpreted. In recent years, many architects, designers, and artists have created incredible versions of the beloved Christmas Tree we all know.

Galeries Lafayette, In Paris, France chose to take a Christmas Tree and turn it upside down! This particular tree was over 80 ft tall and covered in Swarovski crystals looking elegant as it was suspended from the ceiling. The Boston Liberty Hotel in Massachusetts has even started a tradition of using upside down Christmas Trees in the lobby!

In 2014, the City of Byblos in Lebanon created a Christmas Tree from 2,500 gold-colored iron leaves that reached about 97 ft into the sky. Truly a magical sight to see! People were able to explore the exquisite designs and decorations around the tree.

Every year, the creator of the Murano Glass Christmas Tree places the tree in various locations throughout Italy. The Christmas Tree is made up of individual pieces of blown-glass that vary in color and size. It’s an incredibly unique and modern twist to the Christmas Tree.

The list goes on and on! All around the world architects have been crafting beautiful variations of Christmas Trees. Wherever in the world you may be, take a look around to see what magical Christmas trees may be in your city.

Share your thoughts on these Christmas Trees or any others you've seen!

Happy Holidays to all of you!

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