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.
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is composed of a tall shimmering tower of light that
appears every year and is visible from October 9th (John’s birthday) until
December 8th (the anniversary of his death).
In addition, the Tower will illuminate from Winter Solstice (December 21st) and into the
New Year (December 31st) as well as the first week of spring (March 20th -27th).
It is lit from 1 hour after sunset until midnight, and until dawn on New Year’s Day. On October 9th and from March 20th – 27th, it lights at 8pm.
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.