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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
The instantly beloved grackle statue at City Hall was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. The Ganador art piece, made of recycled tires and created by Christy Stallop, was a temporary public art installation commissioned by Austin Art in Public Places’ 2019 TEMPO Project. Arson investigators say they have identified a suspect but have made no arrests in connection with the crime yet. The Austin Fire Department asks those who have any information about the fire to call the Arson Investigations office at (512) 974-0240 or Capital Area Crimestoppers at 1-800-893-TIPS (8477).
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