A trident of three light towers greets passengers at the roundabout located on Saline Creek Parkway. The towers range in height: one stands 18 feet, 6 inches; another is 21 feet, 3 inches; and the last is 25 feet tall. Constructed of steel and acrylic panels, the towers feature internal red, green, blue, and white (RGBW) lighting along with automotive-grade finishes. Each tower displays an illuminated YMM logo and the Fort McMurray name. The primary artist of the design, Cameron Farn of F&D Scene Changes Ltd, integrated elements of aircraft design along with lighting inspired by the vibrant Aurora Borealis. “Visitors can enjoy the dynamic composition of three spire-shaped capsules that showcase the dancing light within,” says Farn. “The stylized tower bases evoke thoughts of aircraft engines and shock cones of jet-powered aircraft."
Two welcome signs have been installed on the roundabout located on Snowbird Way. Constructed of concrete, steel, and aluminum, each sign is 30 feet in length and was carefully designed to coordinate with the light towers. “Waves of light cut through the steel plates behind the lettering to evoke images of the vast boreal forest of the Wood Buffalo region,” artist Farn explains. “The signs add a unique depth of meaning while also welcoming visitors and serving as a functional landmark.”