The band included one of the Scotts’ sons as well as three UNMC faculty members, a UNMC medical student and a UNMC post-doctoral student.They played five different songs sandwiched around brief remarks from Maurer and five other people.It includes four black granite benches for people to sit on and reflect.It took a year to construct, and it was transported to UNMC in four segments – each 12 feet in diameter and 30 feet high.
“I still love it.” Bill Scott showed his trumpet skills at the ceremony, where a highlight of the event was a five-song set by Scotty and the Grateful Meds.
At night, the tower will be lit with white light and will be visible from several blocks away.
The light comes from four interior lights and six exterior spotlights.
Later in the evening, the Scotts also participated in a lighting ceremony for the light tower located in front of the Harold M. Ruth and Bill Scott made the lead gift to allow the light tower to be constructed.
The light tower – designed by internationally-renowned artist James Carpenter – is illuminated at night.