Giant frame removed from Garden of the Gods after backlash
Dec. 19, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 12-foot (4-meter) high steel frame installed at one of Colorado's most popular natural attractions is gone after backlash from locals.
The bright blue frame that said #OlympicCityUSA was installed last week at Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, the site of dramatic rock formations near Pikes Peak. The city had hoped many of the two million people who visit the park each year would take photos with it and share them on social media to promote the city's connections to the Olympics and promote tourism.
But after thousands of people signed an online petition against it, the city took it down Monday. It hopes to relocate it a place that both residents and visitors will appreciate.