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Industrial art for Pier Park

A structural assessment needs to be done before a large industrial public art piece can be put up in Westminster Pier Park.

The proposed sculpture, which features four freight train containers forming two giant V shapes, is to be part of the next round of Vancouver Biennale shows, which last year New Westminster council agreed to participate in. Its the creation of well-known Brazilian artist Jose Rensende, who is said to have been inspired by the nearby train track.

It's supposed to go on the vacant east end of Pier Park, but city arts commission chair Coun. Bill Harper said the city has yet to determine if the pavement and piling at that end of the park can sustain the weight.

"If it could support it we'd put the rail cars in their tomorrow," said Harper, who is a fan of industrial art and believes Pier Park is a perfect place for it. "It was a huge industrial site with hundreds of workers."

If the current pilings aren't able to hold it another location in New Westminster would be found for it, said Harper.

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