(ODD)yssey

The story behind the World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier

The World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier, a 20-foot-high glittering light, is the centerpiece of Cleveland, Ohio’s Playhouse Square. To draw more visitors to the theater district in downtown Cleveland, officials decided to hang the massive fixture in 2014. Later that year, it was certified by Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest.

The chandelier, the creation of Baltimore designer Danny Barnycz, is “strung with 4,200 crystals of light-catching acrylic resin,” according to Cleveland.com. 

It weighs 8,500 pounds and is held aloft by steel and aluminum arms. It is particularly beautiful at night and draws plenty of attention from locals and tourists alike.

The World’s Largest Indoor Chandelier hangs inside the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque located in the Arabian city of Oman. It weighs 8.5 tons, according to ClassicalChandeliers.co.uk.

Check out the photos we took on our recent visit to Cleveland.

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Me with the World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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A view of the chandelier from our hotel window on the 11th floor. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is a 20-foot-high glittering light that weighs 8,500 pounds. It is the centerpiece of Playhouse Square. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is a 20-foot-high glittering light that weighs 8,500 pounds. It is the centerpiece of Playhouse Square. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The chandelier seen in the daytime. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The clock in Playhouse Square. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The sign in Playhouse Square. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Art in Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The Idea Center in Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)

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