This expansive 129’ long bridge in downtown Toronto, connecting the Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal in the CIBC SQUARE, features a striking illuminated art piece in its walls. Through fine engineering and meticulously tailored lighting and detailing, renowned artist Nicolas Baier’s vision comes to life with vivid illumination. A custom designed and highly complex hidden structural system houses multiple layers of precisely machined acrylic panels with a mirror-finish back, creating the illusion of infinite movement and energy without detracting from the aesthetic. With the ability to also shift lighting colors for holidays or special events, the intensity of this artistic statement is palpable to anyone traversing the footbridge. These illuminated acrylic panels create such a stunning piece for the footbridge.
[Renderings courtesy of Nicolas Baier]