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The Drop
A giant raindrop, at a jaunty angle, deep blue in colour, sits on a block-paved promenade overlooking water, with mountains in the background.
The Drop in 2010
Artist Inges Idee
Year 2009 (2009)
Type Sculpture
Medium
Subject Raindrop
Dimensions 20 m (65 ft)
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 49°17′21.80″N 123°6′51.00″W / 49.2893889°N 123.1141667°W / 49.2893889; -123.1141667Coordinates: 49°17′21.80″N 123°6′51.00″W / 49.2893889°N 123.1141667°W / 49.2893889; -123.1141667
Owner BC Pavco
Website The Drop at IngesIdee.de

The Drop is a steel sculpture resembling a raindrop designed by the group of German artists known as Inges Idee, located at Bon Voyage Plaza in the Coal Harbour neighborhood of downtown Vancouver. The 65-foot (20 m) tall piece is covered with Styrofoam and blue polyurethane. According to Inges Idee, the sculpture is "an homage to the power of nature" and represents "the relationship and outlook towards the water that surrounds us". The Drop was commissioned as part of the 2009 Vancouver Convention Centre Art Project and is owned by BC Pavco.

Description and history

According to the City of Vancouver Public Art Registry, The Drop is a blue 65-foot (20 m) tall sculpture depicting a "large, gentle 'raindrop' captured in its descent at the moment of contact". The central "spine" of the sculpture is composed of steel and covered with Styrofoam and blue polyurethane. The piece's color complements the sky and contrasts with the large yellow sulfur piles visible on the opposite shoreline.

The Drop was commissioned as part of the Vancouver Convention Centre Art Project and marked the first North American project for Inges Idee, a group of four German artists. The sculpture was installed in 2009 at Bon Voyage Plaza (adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre) at the end of Burrard Street, along the waterfront in the Coal Harbour neighborhood of downtown Vancouver. The piece was removed temporarily during the 2010 Winter Olympics for interrupting the view of the television cameras.

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