980 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
As a developer, Manulife Real Estate has the unique opportunity to shape cityscapes in the cities we operate in. Renowned artwork is not always accessible to the general public and enhancing a community with public art is one of the many ways we look to enrich the communities where we do business.
Manulife’s newest development, 980 Howe Street in Vancouver, features a public art installation of back-lit dichroic glass bands on the exterior façade of the building. This installation, by local artist Bill Pechet, is the first of its kind in downtown Vancouver.
We felt that this installation allowed art to become accessible and enjoyed by not only those that work and visit 980 Howe but anyone with sightlines to the building.
Dichroic glass bands were chosen because they symbolize the ever changing and evolving nature of Vancouver. It also draws a connection to Manulife, a progressive, dynamic leader in the real estate industry, and highlights our commitment to enhancing the cities in which we build. We are proud to introduce 980 Howe and its truly unique public art installation to the beautiful skyline of Vancouver. We look forward to being a part of many more exciting firsts in this world-class city.