On June 25, Vancouver city council approved an application to place a 7.5-metre-by-11-metre retractable video screen on the west side of Telus Garden.
The 22-storey Telus Garden office building faces West Georgia Street between Richards and Seymour streets. There’s also a 47-storey residential tower in the complex, which was developed by Westbank Projects.
The video projection would be between the 16th and 18th floors on the west side of Telus Garden. Images would be turned on at dusk and turned off at 11 p.m.
“The proposed screen will feature video art and community programming, as well as limited tenant recognition for Telus Garden tenants who sponsor video programming,” a city staff report states. “There will be no advertising for products or services.”
The application was filed by Henriquez Partners Architects on behalf of a partnership between Westbank Properties and Telus. Eight councillors and Mayor Gregor Robertson voted in favour, with Green councillor Adriane Carr opposed. Councillors Elizabeth Ball and Kerry Jang missed the meeting for medical reasons.