Santa Monica to consider keeping peace scuplture
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A sculpture warning of the horrors of nuclear war is getting its own bid for preservation.
"Chain Reaction" is a 26-foot-tall work representing chains tangled in the shape of a mushroom cloud. It was created by the late Paul Conrad, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.
The sculpture has stood at the Santa Monica Civic Center since 1991 but the city has raised concerns about its safety and approved its removal in 2012.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/KxRhC5 ) says a grass-roots effort raised $40,000 of what could be a $400,000 restoration job and City Manager Rod Gould says he'll recommend that the city cover remaining costs.
A City Council vote is scheduled for next month.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com