Vancouver Icons: LightShed

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Today’s Vancouver Icon photo feature subject can be found near the western tip of Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. Commonly known as the “crooked house on stilts”, LightShed by Liz Magor was installed in 2004 and was a gift to the city. Constructed mostly of aluminum, it is based on the shape of an old boat shed and at night it glows softly from the inside out:

Liz Magor, "LightShed," 2005, cast aluminum, public art installation, Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Photo credit: colink. on Flickr

Today in Vancouver: Keeping you High and Dry! House on Stilts in Coal Harbour Vancouver - Coal Harbour
Photo credit: [travelfox] & niko_67 on Flickr

Caught in the wind
Photo credit: Eyesplash on Flickr

Coal Harbour House on Legs Seawall: There and Back
Photo credit: alykat & borkazoid & riacale on Flickr

Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour
Photo credit: Sduffy05 on Flickr

Vancouver is ours again! Coal Harbour is quiet without the tourists. 2014-04-08 Vancouver Coal Harbour Lightshed-2
Photo credit: [travelfox] & Michael Schmidt on Flickr

Photo credit: kennymatic on Flickr

Other Vancouver Icons posts include: Granville Bridge, 217.5 Arc x 13′, Canoe Bridge, Vancouver Block, Bloedel Conservatory, Centennial Rocket, Canada Place, Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.

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