Giant 227-Metre Aerial Sculpture Coming to Vancouver Waterfront

An artist's rendering of what the new sculpture will look like.

An artist’s rendering of what the new sculpture will look like.

Ready for a new addition to the Vancouver waterfront?

A massive, 227-metre sculpture – longer than two football fields – is set to be installed on the edge of Coal Harbour, between the Vancouver Convention Centre and the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, later this month.

Consisting of soft, billowing fabric and other materials, the aerial sculpture is the work of internationally famous artist Janet Echelman, who has installed similar monumental works of art in San Francisco Airport’s new Terminal Two, above the Denver Art Museum and elsewhere.

The sculpture is set to be completed by March 17, timed to coincide with the start of the TED2014 conference in Vancouver (where, incidentally, Echelman is one of the speakers). Continue reading:
Giant 227-Metre Aerial Sculpture Coming to Vancouver Waterfront

Bike-Seeing the Vancouver Waterfront

English Bay Classic

 
When it comes to spectacular waterfronts, Vancouver ranks with the world’s great cities. Throughout downtown, busy streets dead-end at beaches and waterside parks, offering postcard-worthy views of the ocean and snowcapped mountains.

Vancouver’s waterfront also happens to be uniquely accessible. A 14-mile seawall – a broad ocean-side promenade dating back to 1917 – extends uninterrupted for nearly its entire length. And one of the best ways to experience the seawall is on two wheels.

Dozens of shops throughout the city rent bicycles by the hour. Meanwhile, a unique bike-sharing program to be unveiled in 2014 means there will always be a set of wheels nearby. It’s possible to bike the entire seawall in one go or to explore different sections one-at-a-time. Here’s a quick preview of what to expect:

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Bike-Seeing the Vancouver Waterfront