It was in 1997 that the Rascacio sculpture, which depicts a variegated spinose scorpion fish, created by Gran Canarian sculptor, Juan Bordes, was installed at the top of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, when it was first opened.
This week this scorpion fish sculpture made of steel has had to be removed to check its status after 20 years. A technical team created much interest from local residents and tourists, when it was carefully dismantled and lowered to ground level, so that it could be taken away for cleaning and a full check on any damage that might have been caused to the sculpture that weighs around one ton.
Specialist technicians will now verify whether the wind, rain and humidity from the sea have caused any serious damage to the scorpion fish sculpture or to the support structure that supports it on the top of the Auditorium. It is not certain when the Rascacio sculpture will be replaced for probably another 20 years.
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