Friday, May 23, 2008

Toy Tower to be Dismantled

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City officials say the so-called Toy Tower is rotting and has become unsafe.

Local artist Eddie Boros built the 65-foot-tall tower out of boards he found on the streets, starting more than 20 years ago.

He garnished it with a plastic mannequin, religious statues and other objects. He died last year.

City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says the city has "a real civic heavy heart" about taking down the tower, but officials fear pieces could fall off and hurt onlookers. -- 10 10 Wins

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