Zoo mural back in living color

by | Jul 11, 2008

At midday today, restoration crews finished their work on the zoo mural in the 57th St. underpass. The grey paint is gone.

And the familiar animals are back, in brilliant color.

There are some patches, however, where the spray removed more than just the grey paint. This patch near the giraffe is the largest.

It took crews from Surface Cleaning Technology four days to finish up the work — all paid for by the city, which mistakenly painted over the mural a couple months ago as part of a graffiti abatement program.

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