Waterfront Place Dundee
Waterfront Place Dundee opened in three stages in 2021. First the urban beach, then the fountains + cycle hub and finally the Tay Whale artwork.
The Tay Whale reflected in Waterfront Place Dundee. It was designed by Lee Simmons and took five months to make. The whale is 36 metres long, weighs 22 tonnes and has over 2,500 separate parts.
The shadow of the Tay Whale. It is made from 2,000 metres of marine-grade tubular stainless steel.
Waterfront Place looks even better at dusk, with a colourful sky to compliment the illuminated fountains.
A full moon over the whale, the vertical metal below represents seaweed you can hear a sound scape as you wander through it.
The soundscape starts with seagulls and the sounds of whaling and ends in whale song and music.
The fountains before the whale arrived. It is supported by three abstract metal palm trees.
Lifting the Tay Whale - Waterfront Place Dundee
Timelapses of lifting the Tay Whale into place on 19th October 2021
The fountains look their best by night. As lights illuminate the water with different colours.
The fountains by night before the whale arrived.
Long exposure of the fountains and a ferris wheel in Slessor Gardens.
Severe overnight frosts caused ice to form around the fountains which was then covered in snow December 2022
Waterfront Place Dundee in winter
Footage of Waterfront Place in winter December 2022
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