Take a Look at Detroit's RoboCop Statue
Part man, part machine, all pop art.
Published: February 5, 2014
And then there’s the matter of location. The team still isn’t sure where the statue is actually going to go. “The goal is to have it obviously where anyone in the public can see it, where it’s safe, where it’s in a fun setting that makes sense within Detroit,” Walley says. “You can probably think about places downtown and around the city core where I could be talking about. It’s just kind of wait-and-see. We don’t have any written agreements with anyone.”
Walley thinks the project has already done a lot of good, showing people what’s possible with crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. “There was a joke a few years ago that everyone in Detroit had a Kickstarter going,” Walley says. “[The project] did bring a lot of light to how you could do it. Whether it’s community gardens or something, it’s good to give people that idea.”
As far as people who think that Detroit has more pressing needs than a RoboCop statue, Walley shrugs it off. “Sure, that’s been there since day one. You know, I just counter that any city needs a lot of things for it to function, as well as the arts and community fun stuff,” he says. “This was backed by over 2,500 backers from around the world. This is a fun thing that they wanted to spend their money on. It’s entertainment.”
“This city, obviously we need so much,” he says. “But a fun pop-culture reference can’t hurt.”
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