Continuing into the centre of Lommel, you will also find traces of its history with sand reclamation. Behind the Raadhuis and in front of the police station, a glass obelisk glints in the sunlight. It is the symbol for local sand production and the products it goes into, including glass.
Glazier Michel Martens was commissioned to design this six-metre high obelisk from float glass by Lommel-based sand extraction company Sibelco. This unique artwork was inaugurated by none other than the late King Baudouin on 22 June 1990, when Lommel celebrated it’s 1000th anniversary.