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Address: Bankers Hall | Stephen Avenue, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Interesting street art

Many people wonder what these things are. Well besides being street art, they act as a wind break. When a strong chinook winds roles in from the West, Calgary's "urban canyons... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan M
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't know these were supposed to represent trees, but I'm not great with understanding art. I love them lit up! Neat to see if in the area, no need to go out of your way.

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Thank H0nestH0telReview
Calgary, Canada
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190 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many people wonder what these things are. Well besides being street art, they act as a wind break. When a strong chinook winds roles in from the West, Calgary's "urban canyons" (streets between sky scrappers) act as a wind funnel. These Tree Sculptures somehow slow down or divert the wind. They also look great at night since they are light... More 

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Thank Dan M
Calgary, Canada
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This street is amazing, it really stands out when you drive by or look down the street. Lots of pedestrians walking around and its a great added feature to the down town core.

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Thank 836eldent
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

There was a bit of a(n uninformed) ruckus when they were installed, but these very modern-looking sculptures actually DO something: they break up the wind tunnel effect in the downtown corridors, helping prevent exciting things like skyscraper buildings' windows being sucked out by the venturi effect! Science saving your lives by not being guillotined by flying sheets of glass. Now... More 

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Thank Rick G
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Tree sculptures are so fun to see! They are a good night structure to see because of the lights at night. It doesn't take a long time out of your trip to drive by or to walk through.

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Thank lilbitblonde04
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523 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Well coming across these a few years ago...I was rather intrigued at the art not knowing the purpose. Through a little research...I came to understand that the purpose was to cut down on the wind tunnelling on Stephen Ave. I am not sure if they do the job.....but that being said....they are creative, artistic and have a purpose. Congrat's of... More 

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Thank Ross M
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

These are cool sculptures but you're not missing out on anything earth-shattering if you skip this attraction. I use the term "attraction" very loosely as it's just something you would see walking down the street. It's not like people flock to Stephen Avenue to see this - like I said before, you might walk by it on your way to... More 

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Thank RandomGoldfish
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I love these sculptures. They bring art to the heart of downtown. It becomes the focal point for west 8th avenue. Go shopping on the promenade and take some great photos with the trees int he background. If only the rest of our city had more outside art!~

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Thank BobsCowgirl
Calgary, Canada
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575 reviews
320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Stephen Avenue is great place to hang out, with a great variety of cafes, shops, restaurants and bars, from cheap to ultra expensive. On the way there or on the way back, it's great to stroll on this section of the mall underneath these gigantic Galleria Trees. Although interesting to look at, they are actually designed to reduce the wind... More 

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Thank BenLar137
Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Love walking on Stephen Avenue. Well kept and the Tree Sculptures are beautiful ,interesting ,imposing pieces of art.

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