The massive $1.2-million chandelier for the underside of the Granville Street Bridge at Beach Avenue was proposed well over a year ago. The developer of the nearby Vancouver House high-rise is behind the public art piece which was already approved by the city’s public art committee.
Vancouver’s city council approved the permanent fixture during their scheduled meeting yesterday.
The uniquely elegant 18th century-style chandelier is made of a polymer-based special plastic that looks like crystal and includes glowing LED lights. Oh, and it spins.
Westbank will spend the next 18 months designing the chandelier, which will have to meet several structural engineer tests. The company will also be paying for all costs associated with the artwork, including installation and maintenance.
The twisting 52-storey Vancouver House development will be the fourth tallest building in Vancouver and is one of the world’s most talked about real estate projects.
The base of the tower starts slender and then twists and widens as you go up to maximize the land and air parcel. The 375 units are slated for completion in 2019 with a price range on available units for sale from $2,398,000 to $9,488,800.
The developer is also offering a Build Your Own Penthouse personalization package for penthouse owners who can work with a world renowned architect to select finishes and customize their castles in the sky.
Written by: Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch