Teaming up with the new Telus building, the Telus Sky Design, will feature the city’s largest public art installation. Douglas Coupland’s piece will be an LED based installation covering 160,000 of the building exterior.

Renowned Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland’s, ‘Northern Lights’, will be a 160,000 square foot LED-based art installation at the new TELUS Sky tower, will become the biggest public art piece in Calgary. TELUS Sky is set to be the third tallest building in the city’s skyline when it opens in early 2019. The north and south façades of the 60-storey mixed-use tower rising above 7th Avenue SW and Centre Street South will showcase the compelling installation, which will be programmable to change colour and lighting sequences.

Thus far, public interest has been relatively positive, given the recent spat of public art problems. The art piece is privately funded, which assuages outcry that generally accompanies new public art installations.

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