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The Poetic Writing's On the Wall at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

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March 3, 2010 at 1:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fairmont Pacific Rim made the news at the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics for its anti-bottled water stance but the brand-new hotel is also making an impact from street level. That's because its entire exterior is covered in two-foot high stainless steel letters (in Helvetica bold font) that repeat the text:

lyingontopofabuildingthecloudslookednonearerthanwhenIwaslyingonthestreet...

(If you can read nonsensical Twitter hashtags then we think you can figure this one out.)

The million dollar artwork was created by UK artist Liam Gillick and when the exterior first debuted back in 2008, the repeated text could only be seen on one floor. Now, it wraps around floors five through 22.

And that's not all that the hotel indulged in. Apparently, there's a one-of-a-kind $225,000 Fazioli piano in the lobby that was flown over from Italy. Fortunately, the room rates here are rather reasonable at about $220 a night. Previously, it was just open to special Olympics guests but the hotel officially opened to the public on March 1.

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