17 February 2010

Giant Tiki greets patrons at The Hut ~

Generations of Tucsonans enjoyed this 30' tall Tiki Head (created by Lee Koplin) when it was part of the Magic Carpet Miniature Golf Course on Speedway. Countless couples climbed to the top of the head to enjoy the view and sneak a kiss. Alas, that fun place is no more and it was a huge effort to find homes for the great sculpture.

The Hut, a downtown nightclub, has a Polynesian theme and houses about 200 tiki heads so what better place for giant Moai to settle? The moving of this head was an amazing feat - check out these links for details! One is the grand opening night at The Hut after the head was installed. Fun!

http://www.bignews.biz/?id=791431&keys=Tiki-Moai-Sculpture-Tucson
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOQNdzFEJc8
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/fromquote/105873.php

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