Giant DNC sand sculpture taken down for security reasons, hotel - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Giant DNC sand sculpture taken down for security reasons, hotel says

Posted: Updated:

A temporary sand sculpture was slated to be the "ultimate welcome mat" for visitors during the Democratic National Convention has been scrapped for security reasons.

The sculpture was in the process of being built in front of the Ritz-Carlton and was slated to be unveiled to the public on Friday.

The sculpture was slated to be a one-of-a-kind 12-ton "Welcome to Charlotte" sand sculpture in the hotel's front drive area.

But now the sculpture is being taken down.

"The sand sculpture initially planned for the front of the hotel will not be created in order to ensure optimal security at that location," the hotel said in a news release on Wednesday.

The massive sculpture has been under construction for several weeks.

CNN Links Box (sand sculpture taken down)

Uptown Charlotte gets a facelift before the DNC DNC outlook "grim," Charlotte a "second-tier host city," article says Atheists pull DNC billboard after "large volume of threats" Thousands get community More>>

Powered by WorldNow