Another Giant Media Screen

On February 11, 2015 a community open house was held regarding an application to allow a large retractable screen on the new Telus Garden building in downtown Vancouver.

Henriquez Partners Architects, on behalf of Westbank Corp. and TELUS, have applied to the City of Vancouver to amend the Sign By-law to permit an 7.5 m x 11 m media sign on the west facade of the building at 520 West Georgia Street, facing Seymour Street.

Another giant screen flashing images into the urban realm? Didn’t council just vote in favour of limiting outdoor light pollution? Read more from recent media coverage.

David Cookson, a renewable-energy specialist who has spoken against the lighted billboard at B.C. Place, says he’s concerned for residents living near Telus Garden. Listen to Rick Cluff’s CBC Early Edition interview on the subject. Global News also covered the Telus high-rise screen story.

The screen still requires approval from Vancouver city hall. What do you think? Give your feedback.

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