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Dalí Museum spruces up for holidays

St. Petersburg Window washer Eric Williams of JR Service Solutions cleans one of the 1,062 panes of glass that make up the free-form glass bubble known as the “enigma” Thursday at the Dalí Museum. The exterior and a portion of the interior windows are cleaned twice a year, said Brian Iacofano, director of facilities for the museum. The cleaning takes four days to complete. A Christmas tree decorated with Salvador Dalí-themed ornaments is on display in the museum.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

St. Petersburg Window washer Eric Williams of JR Service Solutions cleans one of the 1,062 panes of glass that make up the free-form glass bubble known as the “enigma” Thursday at the Dalí Museum. The exterior and a portion of the interior windows are cleaned twice a year, said Brian Iacofano, director of facilities for the museum. The cleaning takes four days to complete. A Christmas tree decorated with Salvador Dalí-themed ornaments is on display in the museum.

ST. PETERSBURG — With the holidays approaching, most everyone wants to look their Sunday best for family gatherings and other special events.

The same is true for tourist destinations here in the Tampa Bay area, including the Dalí Museum along the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront.

That's why window washer were busy Thursday cleaning the 1,062 panes of glass that make up the free-form glass bubble known as the "enigma."

According to Brian Iacofano, director of facilities for the museum, the exterior and a portion of the interior windows are cleaned twice a year by a three-person crew. The cleaning takes four days to complete.

Inside, museum visitors will find a holiday Christmas tree decorated with Dalí-designed ornaments.

Dalí Museum spruces up for holidays 12/12/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:52pm]
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