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.

Lewes Blvd, Whitehorse, YT, Canada
South side of town. On the east side of Lewes Blvd midway between Takhini St. and Alsek Rd.
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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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