Grand Valley State to reinstall sculpture targeted by student parodies
- Grand Valley State University is reinstalling a pendulum sculpture Tuesday used by students in parodies of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video.
- The sculpture will return to its home behind Padnos Hall of Science at the same length, but changes to the site will discourage students from disrobing and climbing aboard again.
- Changes include a 4-foot fence and signs that warn students not enter, and also describe the pendulum's artistic and scientific qualities.
The pendulum was removed from the site in September due to safety concerns, and for good reason. As a result of students riding the pendulum, a frayed cable harness and eye bolt had to be replaced. The $25,000 renovation to the site will be completed Dec. 6, and while the new octagonal-shaped concrete boundary and fence still won't prevent students from riding the pendulum, officials expect them to respect the warning signs.
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