Tower dedicated at Buffett Cancer Center

Posted at 9:17 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 10:17:47-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - On Wednesday night, an 82-foot lighted glass tower was dedicated at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. 

The tower, which was designed by Omaha artist Jun Kaneko, is called "Search" and was made possible by an anonymous donor.

The donation was made in honor of Dr. Ken Cowan, who has been the cancer center director at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine since 1999. 

“It's a beautiful site. It fits perfectly,” Kaneko said in a release. "The cancer center is like a huge creative center. To be next to that kind of building, it's an honor. I really appreciate this opportunity to be a part of this world-renowned cancer center.”

In total, the tower has 1,800 square feet and 24,438 pounds of glass. The tower is part of the One Percent for Art Program, which dedicated one percent of the Center's cost to art. 

“As Nebraska Medicine works to provide the most extraordinary care for our patients, there could be no finer art piece than the ‘Search’ tower to welcome patients to the newest and finest cancer center in the country,” Dr. Daniel DeBehnke said. “This is truly a remarkable cornerstone of our Healing Arts Program.”