Feeling a little steam clock withdrawal? There may be a solution.
A pair of Vancouver architects has proposed a temporary fill-in for the famous Gastown steam clock, which has been out for repairs since October. They want to install a shiny, 27-foot-high cylinder at the site of the existing steam vent.
Dubbed “Make It Rain – A Reflective Cloud Chamber,” the cylinder – to be made of soft, reflective material – will pulse and sway as it fills with steam, creating a living, breathing work of art that reflects, literally, the surrounding buildings, trees and people.
It sure beats the plywood box that’s currently covering the steam vent, and the mock-ups look gorgeous. Just one problem: It’s going to take $19,500 to make the project happen.
So the architects have turned to crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The project has attracted a groundswell of support, but they still need help to reach their goal.