THE THREE TALLEST TOWERS
Simon's Three Towers
The tallest tower is 99 feet 6 inches high, the next tallest is 97 feet 10 inches, the shortest is 55 feet high.
Together they contain almost 5,000 joints.
There are more than 150 horizontal bands (external loops)
There are more than 50 external columns.
Based on the triangle, "Nature's Building Block".
Simon tied the reinforcements together with copper wire.
He worked without scaffolding or ladders using the Towers themselves as his support.
The glass is in many cases broken green 7Up bottles; sometimes blue of Milk of Magnesia bottles.
The work took 33 years to complete.
The West Tower
It rises 99 feet 6 inches into the air.
There are 16 external vertical columns.
The Towers stood on their own for over a decade with no protective fence surrounding them other than the one Simon built.
"Nuestro Pueblo" means "Our Town" in Spanish.
We see it imprinted or embossed or written in tiles or glass in many places on the Towers.
It is also found on the North and South Walls of Simon Rodia's triangular property.
The Baptismal Font
Simon Self-Portrait & The ArtCenter