VANCOUVER DETAIL #281: There Is A Gigantic Sundial On The Roof Of Tinseltown

What the hell is this for? The top image is from Reddit and the bottom one is from a local realtor who writes:

This picture was taken from my studio listing at The Taylor located at 550 Taylor Street. So this picture was taken from the 20th floor. The building to the left of the picture is the Europa building at 63 Keefer Place. This view is looking West over the roof from the East.

If you look closely, it’s WTF o’clock.


Vancouver Detail is an offshoot of Scout’s regular Seen In Vancouver column. With it, we aim to share the less macro scenes of our city’s awesomeness, the things that some of our more hurried readers might miss, from hidden works of art to all manner of unlikely but cool things lying in plain sight.


4 Responses to “VANCOUVER DETAIL #281: There Is A Gigantic Sundial On The Roof Of Tinseltown”

  1. Elle on February 13th, 2013 11:23 pm

    Isn’t that what Google maps is for?

  2. Matthew on February 14th, 2013 11:25 am

    Oh good. A sundial. In Vancouver. For all the sun.

  3. ACMESalesRep on February 14th, 2013 9:38 pm

    There are mentions of it online going back about four years, along with allegations that it doesn’t work because it “wasn’t built for Vancouver” or some such thing. That said, it certainly seems to be aligned properly to true South on satellite photos. We need a webcam to confirm that, of course.

    Now forget the sundial. What’s with the light-up stars that can’t be seen from anywhere but the surrounding condos?

  4. tek on March 19th, 2013 9:45 pm

    Another neat detail… the atrium area (the curved canopy when viewed from the air) is the path that the CPR diversion used to take. Follow it all the way down to the water on Google Maps…