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It's unlikely you've seen anything like this before.
A new bus shelter designed by Winnipeg artist David Perrett officially opens to the public this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Located on Ellice Avenue between Spence and Colony streets, the shelter and sculpture features mortared stone, including sandstone reclaimed from the University of Winnipeg's Wesley Hall, sculptural seating and an environmentally-friendly moss-covered roof accented by laser-cut screens.
The related tyndall stone sculpture is inspired by the geography of the city and carved to represent the Red, Assiniboine and Seine rivers and their surrounding topography.
The project, called City.Block.Stop. was commissioned via the Winnipeg Arts Council's Public Art Program and Perrett worked closely with the nearby University of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Transit to make it a reality.