This week an unusual sculpture created with large letters spelling Arrecife was placed in front of Castillo de San Gabriel and El Puente de las Bolas. However, this has unleashed a huge row between the Heritage Department of the Government of Lanzarote and the City Council of Arrecife.
Currently, the Heritage Department is investigating the legality of this sculpture, but the City Council is defending its installation.
Arrecife accepts that it installed this striking and unusual sculpture without the endorsement of the Heritage Department, and had requested the permit 15 days ago, but still defends its installation. The City Council claims that if they are forced to remove this giant sign or art sculpture, which aims to promote the city, it will appeal the decision. Art or marketing?
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