This Fake Palm Tree Is Not A Cell Phone Tower

City officials plan to remove a controversial plan social experiment -- 49-foot-tall fake palm tree towering over Warsaw's De Gaulle Circle -- citing traffic hazards.
November 20, 2003, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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It is not a real palm tree, yet from a distance, its fiberglass fronds scratching the Slavic air, it looks as if a sprig of Tahiti has sprung from the hard Polish earth.Things, however, may not bode well for this palm. The yearlong agreement allowing the artwork to preside over the Charles de Gaulle traffic circle ends in December. The city, concerned in recent months that such exoticism might be too distracting for drivers, may then loosen its bolts, yank out its trunk and haul it away.

Thanks to Miguel A. Vazquez

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Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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