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Canopy sculpture snag stalls project's completion

3 years 7 months 8 hours ago February 24, 2013 Feb 24, 2013 Sunday, February 24 2013 February 24, 2013 9:33 AM in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Part of a $900,000 sculpture for a downtown Baton Rouge stage is being rebuilt because workers couldn't make it fit.

Called "The Crest," the stainless steel sculpture is supposed to top a stage in the city's Galvez Plaza, holding rigging for concerts, The Advocate reports.

Workers began building the 65,000 pound, 35-foot-tall curved oval in mid-December, and it was originally expected to be complete in February. Now, it will be at least March, and the city is eyeing alternate sites for events scheduled for April.

Baton Rouge's city-parish council approved the project in 2011 after concerns from some members over the project's cost and structural soundness.

Another downtown park, Repentance Park, is nearing completion after weather delays. The $3.5 million project will include a hill and a 750-jet fountain.

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