Shine Bright Like A Diamond!
The much anticipated Spinning Chandelier was unveiled on November 27 with a ceremony featuring live music, speeches from the Mayor of Vancouver, and artist Rodney Graham.
The Spinning Chandelier is located underneath the Granville Street Bridge on Beach Avenue.
Spinning Chandelier is a public-art component of Vancouver House, the upcoming 60-storey condo development designed by Bjarke Ingels.
The chandelier is a private-sector project paid for by Westbank Corp and cost a staggering $4.88 million dollars.
The 18th-century-style is made of stainless steel, LED lights and 600 polyurethane crystals by Walla Walla Foundry in Washington State. It weighs more than 3,400 kilograms and measures 7.8-by-4.3 metres
The Spinning Chandelier lights up, drops straight down to its lowest point, rotates for four minutes, slows down and stops and rises back into the bridge deck when the lights will go off.
Check out my video below on the Spinning Chandelier in action.
The Spinning Chandelier will go through its routine of lighting up and spinning twice a day, likely at 12 noon and 9 pm.
Check out more of my photos from the unveiling ceremony below.
Facts about Spinning Chandelier from Vancouversun.com.