About IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a Tower of Light which emanates wisdom, healing and joy.
It communicates awareness to the whole world that peace & love is what connects all lives on Earth.
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in
memory of John Lennon. It is situated on Viðey Island in Reykjavík, Iceland. [map]
The artwork was dedicated to John by Yoko at its unveiling on October 9th 2007,
John Lennon’s 67th birthday.
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER symbolizes Lennon’s and Ono’s continuing
campaign for world peace - which began in the sixties, was sealed by
their marriage in 1969 and will continue forever.
The words IMAGINE PEACE are inscribed on the Well in 24 different languages.
In addition, the Tower will illuminate from Winter Solstice (December 21st – 28th),
on New Year’s Eve (December 31st) and the first week of spring (March 21st -28th).
It is lit from 2 hours after sunset until midnight, and until dawn on New Year’s Day.
In tribute to Yoko, the City of Reykjavik lights IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
on her birthday February 18th from 7pm until 9am the following day.
One of the mesmerising features of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is that
the strength, intensity and brilliance of its light continually changes
with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland
- creating a clear pillar of light on a cloudless night,
beams irridescing with rainbow refractions in rain or snowfall,
and brilliantly reflecting off and through any moving layers of cloud.