The Fisher Building is about to became known for more than its Albert Kahn design and the Geza Maroti fresco ceiling. The skyscraper now plays host to an extreme sporting event- The Fisher Halfpipe.
The event is the brainchild of Everard Findlay and actually encompasses all types of street sports- skateboarding, BMX and blades. Findlay asserted that these extreme sports transcend race, case and culture (& I’m adding gender) and provide a platform that is inclusive as opposed to exclusive.
Beginning on Monday (April 3) crowds stopped in to see the skaters do their thing. Some played to the crowd, performing tricks- while others stuck to the script and sailed effortlessly under the arched ceilings of the building.
Everything about this installation was impressive. The venue itself, way the event came together, the magical vibe that swept through the grand hall. A DJ spun tracks as the crowd milled around- back and forth- up and down.
Everyone soaked up the scene, seemingly realizing that this was something special going down. And it was.
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