More public art at the Convention Centre. Jill Anholt’s “Line of Work”, unveiled on September 25, was described here in an article by Kevin Griffin in The Sun.
It’s an exceptionally graceful work, commissioned by Worksafe BC and dedicated to workers and “workplace safety” – which seems rather stern for such an elegant intervention on the west side of the convention centre.
The ramps leading from Coal Harbour to Canada Place Way have truly created a successful public place – green roof, stunning views, seamless connections.
Oh wait, that’s not true: the bikeway and ped path don’t connect at all to the Coal Harbour seawall. There’s a floatplane terminal in the way:
Yes, I know it’s only there temporarily and that it’s supposed to move to the north end of the concention-centre pier. But as far as I know there’s no deadline and there’s some dispute over who pays for what. So it stays.
Please, tear down those walls.
To the east, there’s another dynamic public place, the result of the Canada Place Way extension and a new connection between the convention centres.
The widened sidewalks, the expressive street furniture and lighting, the slight elevation – altogether a dramatic composition. Throw in a cruise ship and the result can be breath-taking.Read more »