Is Mural Worth Saving?

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Lincoln city officials and art experts are at odds about the fate of the large mural that covers the west exterior wall of the Pershing Center, set to be demolished in the near future.

City leaders say saving the mural, made up of more than 763,000 inch-square tiles, is too expensive. George Neubert, former director of the Sheldon Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, says the mural is a historical and cultural icon for the city and worth the effort to save.

The mural is more than 140 feet wide and 38 feet tall and depicts events that took place in the municipal arena like boxing, basketball, dancing and ice skating.

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