SAN ANTONIO (AP) — 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.