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Weather, Climbing Damaged San Antonio Artwork

Public display will not be rebuilt, citing safety concerns

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    Experts blame weather and someone climbing on the artwork for the partial collapse of a wooden grid-type sculpture at a San Antonio park.

    Architecture educator Kevin McClellan of the University of Texas at San Antonio said Wednesday that "F2" (F-squared) will be taken down, starting next week.

    McClellan cited safety concerns and the challenge of rebuilding the project done by UTSA architecture graduate students.

    The 15-foot-tall and 40-foot-wide dome was unveiled June 6 at Travis Park. Officials earlier this week discovered part of the structure collapsed.

    McClellan says the structure went from a dome shape to a slumped concave shape. Engineers determined such a change could only happen if someone climbed on the structure.

    The National Weather Service says San Antonio received more than 5 inches of rain last month.