In 2002, the plywood pedestal under this sculpture buckled, and it smashed to the ground into hundreds of pieces. It was restored during a twelve-year research and conservation project that was finalized in the fall of 2014.
An article about the restoration: http://nyti.ms/1qxSqrw
A video about the restoration: http://shar.es/10O27E
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