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Skyscraper Candles

By: on January 02, 2014

Here's Gotham City burning slowly to the ground. And off-gassing oozy Penguin blood in the process. And a few doors down, the skyscrapers of the capital of Candy Land are suffering the same fate. Up in flames and melting into a big pile of unicorn manure. Bleak, melancholy, yet somehow riveting sights the both of them.

Lan Tuazon's Return to the Raw skyscraper candle sets are available in limited editions of 100 for each of the three skyscraper collections--World Banks (lavender wax), Office Buildings (grey wax), and Civic & Corporate Buildings (black wax). Tuazon handmakes each set in her Brooklyn studio, beginning with a solid wax base set into a wooden frame. Candles, cast in the shapes of some of New York's most iconic buildings, arrive unattached for arrangement by buyer preference.

Sets and their individual candle skyscrapers include:

  • World Banks (9 movable candles). Bank of America, 1 Chase Manhattan, 3 World Financial Center, 450 Lexington Avenue, Swiss Bank, 1 Financial Square, Continental Center, and Mutual of America.

  • Civic & Corporate Buildings (9 movable candles). Chrysler Building, AXA Center, General Motors, Solow Building, WR Grace, Home Insurance Plaza, Thurgood Marshall Court Building, Javits Federal Center, and Federal Office Building.

  • Office Buildings (8 movable buildings). Empire State Building, 1 Penn Plaza, 520 Madison Building, 599 Lexington Avenue, Chanin Building, 17 State Street, 3 Park Avenue , and 750 Seventh Avenue.
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