Whitehorse, Yukon Ter., Canada: Bicycle Wheel Rim Dome

15 feet wide and tall, a geodesic dome made entirely of bicycle rims stands in the front yard of its creator.

Address:
Lewes Blvd, Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Directions:
South side of town. On the east side of Lewes Blvd midway between Takhini St. and Alsek Rd.
Admission:
Free
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Bicycle Dome.

Bicycle Wheel Rim Dome

On a busy boulevard in the Riverdale neighborhood in Whitehorse stands a giant, lace-like dome built entirely of bicycle wheel rims by local artist Phillipe LeBlond. LeBlond owned a bike shop for a time and amassed a huge number of discarded wheels, which he then used to create several different structures (domes and fences), before assembling them into the five-meter-wide dome that stands in his front yard. The dome also houses a table and hassocks built of rims, and shelters a live birch tree that is clearly learning to negotiate the space as it grows.

[Shiree Schade, 02/21/2013]

The 15-foot-diameter dome can be entered through a porthole -- a rim stripped of its spokes.


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