Sunday, October 18, 2009

A New Icon to Set Up in Vancouver Before the 2010 Olympic Games


Nearly four months before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to be held in Vancouver, a 65-meter turbine tower is set to build atop Grouse Mountain. The construction will begin on September 23, 2009. Vancouver will have one more icon to welcome the tourists from all of the world during the games.

Grouse Mountain is the site of a well-known ski area and tourist attraction located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The tower is designed to be both an electricity-generating facility and a tourist attraction. After the construction is completed in early 2010, it will generate 1.5 megawatts of power to cover 1/4 of electrical usage on Grouse Mountain. This wind turbine will also be the first in the world to have a viewpod which can be accessed with an elevator inside the tower. The viewpod will be able to hold up to 37 people and offer vistas of Vancouver and an up-close look at the spinning blades.

Vancouver will soon be the focus of the world. The new tower is bound to give people a beautiful impression during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.