Gabriel Loire (1904-1996)
Glory Window, 1976
stained glass
Thanks-giving Square, Dallas, TX

Originally built to ease traffic in downtown Dallas, Thanks-Giving Square includes a park designed by architect Philip Johnson, works of public art, and a Chapel of Thanksgiving.  The chapel, which is dedicated to the universal value of giving thanks, features a small, spiral tower topped with stained glass.  This Glory Window is one of the largest horizontally mounted stained-glass pieces in the world.  Designed by French artist Gabriel Loire, the colors become brighter at the center of the spiral.  This remarkable public artwork gives us much to be thankful for, including fewer traffic jams.