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Weather, Climbing Damaged San Antonio Artwork

Public display will not be rebuilt, citing safety concerns



    Weather, Climbing Damaged San Antonio Artwork

    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.