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Vancouver’s Granville Bridge is about to get a whole lot fancier. City council approved Westbank’s proposal to install a giant chandelier under the bridge.
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The Burrard Bridge has got to be jealous. 

The developer of one of Vancouver’s swankiest new condo towers received the green light to hang a chandelier underneath the Granville Bridge.

Council voted Tuesday to allow Westbank to install a flashy, spinning 10- to 15-foot light fixture over Beach Avenue as its public art contribution for the 52-storey Vancouver House at 1480 Howe St.

Along with the chandelier designed by Rodney Graham, council also approved Westbank’s proposal for lanterns in the alley behind the TELUS garden. Both art pieces required council’s approval because they encroach on city air space.

No public art proposal has ever garnered as many “oohs and aahs” from the public art committee as the chandelier, said Coun. Heather Deal, who was thrilled to support the project.

Westbank will now spend 18 months designing the chandelier, which must be vetted by traffic and structural engineers who will review its safety and potential impact on traffic.

View the full article online at Metro News.