Public Art Registry
Pier D
Artwork has been removed.
Photo: Rachel Topham
Pier D - photo by Rachel Topham
Pier D - photo by Rachel Topham
Pier D - photo by Rachel Topham
Pier D - photo by Rachel Topham
Pier D - photo by Rachel Topham
Georgia & Granville Street
Canada Line - Vancouver City Centre Station
East wall of transit entrance
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Civic
2016
Vinyl
Mural
No longer in place
City of Vancouver
Platforms: Coastal City 2015 - 2017
http://pierd.ca
Description of work
On the afternoon of July 27, 1938, a four alarm fire broke out on CPR Pier D. This artwork is a visual contemplation of that historic moment in the context of the port as a vital feature of the city and central to the downtown commercial hub. The mural is defined by three "portholes" that present two altered archival images focusing on the fire plus a central contemporary image shot by the artist looking at where the pier used to be. A QR code and website are also part of the imagery. Scan the code on the artwork or visit pierd.ca External website to view dynamic content that changes daily and functions like a serialized diary of the era, with brief personal accounts and images from archival and fictional sources.
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