Hyalite Hall - Graphic Lantern
The six-story graphic lantern at MSU's Hyalite Hall is a two-sided backlit graphic that can be viewed in its entirety from the West side of the building. From the bottom to the top, the intertwined graphics tell the story of nearby Hyalite Canyon, also the residence hall's namesake. The recreation opportunities abound in Hyalite Canyon, but first the area was discovered to have the glowing Hyalite Opal. Later, the area was used as a passageway for logging, and now is known for its recreation. The graphic twists together abstractions of the opal's structure, topography, historic imagery of the area, and photos of ice climbing, fishing, hiking peaks, and the famous series of waterfalls. The graphic is a reminder to students of the building's identity and the surrounding area's outdoor opportunities.