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Blue frame removed from Garden of the Gods Park

The controversial structure was removed from Garden of the Gods on Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017, after less than a week at the High Point Overlook. Photos by Christian Murdock

A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The controversial 12-foot blue box frames a worker from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department as he removes the bolts that held the frame in place at Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The controversial 12-foot blue box frames a worker from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department as he removes the bolts that held the frame in place at Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crowd watches as a crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crowd watches as a crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department walk the controversial 12-foot blue frame through Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, after it was removed from the High Point Overlook. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department walk the controversial 12-foot blue frame through Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, after it was removed from the High Point Overlook. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rock formations in the Central Garden Area of Garden of the Gods Park are framed by the controversial 12-foot blue frame as a crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department tranports it through the park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 after it was removed from the High Point Overlook. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rock formations in the Central Garden Area of Garden of the Gods Park are framed by the controversial 12-foot blue frame as a crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department tranports it through the park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 after it was removed from the High Point Overlook. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A crew from the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation department removes the controversial 12-foot blue frame in Garden of the Gods Park Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The blue frame was installed Thursday as a marketing idea by the Olympic City USA task force and the locals quickly rejected it. As of Monday morning, more than 20,000 people had signed a petition started Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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