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New Orleans Installs “Evacuation Sculptures”

Does this even qualify as art? Whatever, it’s awesome, and just another example of the greatness and creativity of the tremendous city of New Orleans. And so: Dappling the town, there are seventeen evacuation checkpoints, at which people who may not be able to get themselves to safety can wait in the event of a mandatory evacuation. The checkpoints weren’t marked by much, though – a little sign, that was pretty much it. Reps from FEMA and Homeland Security just wanted bigger signs. New Orleans, however – specifically a man named Robert X. Fogarty – had a different idea. Now all the checkpoints are going to be marked by one of those ten-foot-tall metal guys over there. Man, that’s a great town. (Dave Thier, The New York Times)