(10/17/13) - After months of work, $25,000 and a lot of controversy, Flint's Floating House is coming down.
Thursday morning, members of the Flint Public Art Project and volunteers began tearing it down - starting with the steps.
The Art Project created a lot of buzz. Plenty of observers weren't sure what to make of it. Many called the reflecting panels and plastic boxes underneath an eye sore.
"It sounded like it was going to be a good thing in the beginning, we thought, 'Great, it will be a wonderful attraction for downtown Flint. People will come from all over the world to see the floating house,' which is what we thought it was going to be, but obviously that hasn't happened," said Lou Lobsinger, who works downtown.
"It caused public dialogue and it's great that the materials are going to really good organizations to be reused," said Thomas Hutchison, of the Flint Public Art Project.
The house will be recycled for future art projects, including the wood and inside materials - ending a tenure that lasted only for a few months.
"The DDA needs the entire lot for an event in November I think, but it was a temporary project for three months," Hutchison said.
The work is expected to take about three days.
If you're at least 18 and eager to help, they are requesting volunteers.
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