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Cary art sculpture to be moved Sunday

Posted August 9, 2013

— Drivers should expect delays and detours Sunday morning around the Cary Arts Center as the town relocates a large public art piece.

The 11-foot tall ceramic sculpture known as “The Meeting Place” will be moved from the Downtown Performace Green to the location of a future park at the intersection of Pleasants Avenue and Kildaire Farm Road.

Town officials said the move, scheduled for 7 to 8 a.m., will prompt closure of parts of Dry Avenue and Kildaire Farm Road. Drivers are advised to use Walker Street, Byrum Street, Forest Green Drive and Meadow Drive as alternate routes.

The sculpture has been a source of controversy. Town leaders have received complaints saying the $40,000 art piece is an expensive eyesore.

The move is expected to cost about $25,000.


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  • LastSon1981 Aug 12, 2013

    MY TAX PAYER MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jeff27577 Aug 9, 2013

    they call it art.....and it will cost 25k to move it....now THATS funny

  • tmed1938 Aug 9, 2013

    I guess there aren't any "art" critics in CAYREE,else they would have put this at the sewer treatment plant.May keep the flies away!!

  • Citizens Arrayest Aug 9, 2013

    There gonna need more than cling wrap to hold it together ,,haha

  • DaBear Aug 9, 2013

    Typical for any level of government. Rather than admit a $40,000 mistake and cut their losses, they'll spend another $25,000 trying to show the initial outlay was justified.

    And then they wonder why high debt is the new norm for cities, counties, states, and the country as a whole.

  • computer trainer Aug 9, 2013

    HOLY COW!!! $25,000 to move something that people do NOT like.

  • Thought Criminal WS Aug 9, 2013

    It costs less to move nuclear materials...

    Something tells me someone's cousin is getting paid!

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Aug 9, 2013

    kateyezkateyez - "If you live in Cary, YOUR tax dollars at work!"

    Moved away from there many years ago to the country. Too crowded and uppity for my tastes.

    Heck, they're so jammed in many Cary neighborhoods, if one neighbor eats cabbage, the ones on either side of them get gas.

  • A person Aug 9, 2013

    Needs to be moved to the landfill

  • angela32nc2 Aug 9, 2013

    This piece of junk has been sitting on a tractor trailer bed for two days with what looks like Saran Wrap around it. Why is traffic going to be a problem???? Move it late at night so we aren't inconvenienced with this eye soar any longer.