A massive crystal chandelier, suspended under the Granville Street Bridge, has been officially unveiled.
Crews used a small crane to lift the chandelier into place under the bridge deck at Beach Avenue and Granville Street, next to the Vancouver House development.
Developer Westbank commissioned the monumental public art piece as part of its Vancouver House development. The chandelier — entitled Spinning Chandelier — measures 25.5′ ft by 14′ ft., and was created by artist Rodney Graham. It cost $4.5 million, paid for by developer public art contributions.
It weighs over 7,500 lbs. and is constructed of stainless steel, LED lighting and over 600 polyurethane crystals. Design and manufacturing stretched over three years.
It’s also called Spinning Chandelier for a reason — twice per day, the chandelier will descend, spinning rapidly before it ascends back to its starting point.