Yoko Ono’s Peace Tower on Videy Island in Reykjavík was unveiled last night, on what would have been the 67th birthday of John Lennon. The pillar of light will shine until December 8, the anniversary of his murder in New York in 1980.
According to Reuters, Yoko Ono called on the world to imagine living life in peace as she unveiled her installment. Ono and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr lit up the cold night with the wide shaft of blue light as about 200 people sang along with Lennon’s song “Imagine,” playing in the background.
“I hope that when the light from the tower will shine, the world will pause for a time and imagine peace,” Ono told Reuters in an interview before the tower was unveiled.
The tower will be powered entirely by geothermal energy.