1999, granite, stainless steel

The transition from the second to the third millennium was reason for much celebration and speculation worldwide. It also prompted the commissioning of this public artwork, a 24-foot-high futuristic spire mounted on granite columns that safeguards an underground time capsule. The pendulum gong gently marks the passage of time. The sculpture was unveiled at a memorable First Night ceremony, which included a John Gailmore sing-along performance, a laser light show, and the entombment of the time capsule. The time capsule contains messages for the next millennium from citizens of many ages and backgrounds, and is intended to be reopened in 2099.

Commissioned by Burlington City Arts and First Night Burlington

Andrea Stix Wasserman, Carl Bielenberg and Alice Eckles