Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Vancouver Centennial Rocket Ship

Bronze and steel, 12 feet long, and very Buck Rogers in its design. It was unveiled in 1986 as a tribute to a beloved 1936 Vancouver parade float that'd been thrown away.
Cambie St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
South side of Cambie St. Bridge where is meets street level, W 6th Ave., west side.
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Vancouver Centennial Rocket Ship

I think the pedestal may incorporate a vent from the subway or somewhere.

[Bruce Triggs, 03/02/2014]
Vancouver Centennial Rocket Ship

A bronze and stainless steel sculpture of a pulp Science Fiction Golden Age rocket ship is angled on a steel wedge in Vancouver's Cambie Street Plaza. The 12-ft. long spaceship is based on a design for a parade float used in 1936; it survived on display at the Vancouver Air Terminal until 1972, when rust did it it. This more corrosion-resistant replica was created in 1985 by the local sheet metal workers union, unveiled in 1986 for the 100th anniversary of the founding of Vancouver.

A time capsule at the sculpture's base will be opened in 2036.

[ Team, 12/20/2007]

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