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Apr. 8, 2013 at 10:47am

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Toppled Water Forest


Museum of Glass Water Forest, Tacoma, WA (as of Sat. night)

Thanks to Claudia Riedener for the photo!

comments [9]  |  posted under art, museum of glass, nice things, tacoma, vandalism

Comments

by KevinFreitas on 4/8/2013 @ 10:55am
Sure hope this was an accident. Engineer challenges aside (remember how long that spot was empty?) it's a really beautiful, interactive piece.

by NineInchNachos on 4/8/2013 @ 1:36pm
the spray grounds in metro parks have barriers to prevent car impacts


by JesseHillFan on 4/8/2013 @ 2:44pm
Just rename it to the museum of broken glass.

by panachronic on 4/8/2013 @ 5:46pm
The Water Forest installation was removed for an extended period of time, just after the museum opened, precisely because it was deemed susceptible to vandalism by being kicked over.  After, oh I think it was about two years or so, it was reworked and re-installed.  Evidently, whatever fix was implemented didn't quite do the trick.

by KevinFreitas on 4/9/2013 @ 7:07am
Too true @panachronic. I suppose some vandals are insecure enough that no phallus taller than them should be left standing. ;)

by cisserosmiley on 4/9/2013 @ 8:41am
Do all cities have similar incidents or is Tacoma extraordinarily prone to vandalism of public art?

by JesseHillFan on 4/9/2013 @ 10:56am
It's not just public art.Usually this spikes when school is out and the young thugs are off to do whatever they want.Notice it was also on spring break for the students of the Tacoma Public School system.They are back in school right now so incidents will lessen during this time (though they will usually happen on a friday or saturday too). 

by NineInchNachos on 4/9/2013 @ 11:21am
flashback  comics.feedtacoma.com/tacomic/tacomic-da...


by cisserosmiley on 4/9/2013 @ 9:57pm
Flashback ~or~ premonition ???

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