When the global economy nosedived in 2008, the condo market in Kelowna, British Columbia ground to a halt. Work stopped on the 21 story Lucaya development near the waterfront. Left behind were a concrete foundation and a towering crane.
Four years later, the crane still stands. As winds shift, the crane swings around, positioning itself over the outdoor dining areas of three restaurants. Therein lies the problem and the city’s current dilemma.
Until construction on the Lucaya site stopped, a pair of ospreys had been using a nesting platform built for them in the nearby Rotary Marsh.
Photo credits: Cathryn Wellner
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