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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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shall
21. Nov. 2019

It's the spirit of giving that truly makes Christmas magical. Thank you RTA for exemplifying that spirit by giving to the Make A Wish Foundation. Happy Holidays, Richard, Avery and all!

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mario_pierce
21. Nov. 2019

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!” ... One aspect that I love about Christmas trees… what may be an awful tree to one person is the perfect one to another.... I think in architecture and design it is much the same. You just need to see the beauty in an ugly space...My experience with your firm tells me you do! Happy Holidays to all of you! (P.S. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the season!! Happy to be a part of it!)

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stanley.nolan
21. Nov. 2019

Thank you RTA, Richard, and all for supporting Make A Wish Foundation. They embody the caring and thoughtfulness of others which is the true meaning of this season. Architects create beauty to meet needs of today's and future generations. Great Architects (RTA) go above and beyond to also inspire others to join in and become a living part of the beauty created. Most beautiful creation? The smile of child whose deeply desired Wish has meant through the generosity of these wonderful people.

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tim.grady
21. Nov. 2019

Make A Wish did give that to a child in my Family, and with great support our family enjoys the memory of that gift, and the gift of life and many Merry Christmas' to come.

Thank You RTA, and Make A Wish! Happy holidays to all!

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pobrien
21. Nov. 2019

Thanks for making my spirits bright. Happy Holidays Richard and Avery! Thanks also for your generosity of design and spirit.

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