Magic and Lethal: The Asbestos Memorial

Honouring the Victims of Asbestos Exposure

The Wind Wheel Mobile by Vancouver artist Douglas Taylor is a dynamic kinetic sculpture, driven only by the wind. Rich in symbolism, it is destined to become one of Vancouver’s most iconic images. This memorial will be installed in 2022.

Click to view animation of Wind Wheel Mobile.

The memorial will be installed on the north-west corner of the waterfront path of the Vancouver Convention Centre. This sits at the foot of the “Line of Work” installation that profiles workers killed and injured on the job. It faces Burrard Inlet, where for decades asbestos was loaded into ships for export.