helix spire - tower - burning man 2010

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Helix Spire by erich remash (www.­helixspire.­com)

I initially thought that this climbable art installation got set on fire prematurely by an act of vandalism.­

But here is a comment from Erich, one of the artists about the burning:

For the sake of clarity, you should know that the Helix was "not" burned prematurely or by vandals.­ Although during the burn, enforcement did show up and imply as much.­ We did things by the book, had permission and DPW+FAST support.­ We didn't intend to burn the structure initially, we managed to work it out however, but the only available slot was Thursday night.­ In hindsight this was a bad decision on our part, we lost sight of how many people wouldn't even be on site until Friday.­ What can I say, It was my second year on the playa and my partner's first.­ Live and learn.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2010 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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