Grant Street Pier

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Client: City of Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, WA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Larry Kirkland

Industry Resource

John Grant

Public Art Services

Overview

Kirkland's Grant Street Pier is the focal point of Vancouver Waterfront Park, Vancouver's largest infill development to date. The massive cable stay structure suspends 90' over the Columbia River and features a 75' beam intended to mirror the mast of a passing sailboat. Structural engineering details for the project are etched into the bases of the massive cable stay structure that support the pier, giving the viewer a behind the scenes look. One of the bases is etched with an image of the American ship Columbia Rediviva which in May of 1792 entered the river that now bears its name.

Goals

The goals were to create a destination location in Vancouver's largest infill development to date. The City of Vancouver and Gramor Development is creating a park that runs along the Columbia River to accompany new retail and residential developments. The pier is meant to be a gathering place and an opportunity for people to experience the power of the Columbia River in a new way.

Process

Public Art Services was invited by artist Larry Kirkland along with other creative professionals to work as a collaborative partner in the design, engineering and construction oversight of the pier. Digital modeling and presentation graphics for this project were developed by Mowry Studio. Engineering services provided by Martin/Martin, Inc. and landscape design by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects, Inc.