A massive mural promoting Colorado Springs as home to Olympic dreams has turned out to be a bit of a squeeze play.
The taxpayer-funded project on the roof of a downtown warehouse is big, but apparently not big enough, to properly promote the United States Olympic Committee.
So, it appears the painter working on the project has downsized some of the letters.
“The letters are severely out of proportion to each other,” said another local painter who asked to remain anonymous.
“Look at how skinny the ‘T’ is compared to the original artwork. Even some members of City Council should be able to spot that sour note! They ought to insist he do it over, and correct it, before he gets paid,” the painter said.
City spokesman John Leavitt said the mural, which the City Council commissioned with the hope of having it completed before the U.S. Women’s Open, shouldn’t be judged just yet.
“The mural is a work in progress and shouldn’t be judged until it is completed,” Leavitt said in an email. “All work is being supervised by the designer, and they are comfortable with the progress.”
The mural is located on the east side of Interstate 25 between Bijou and Cimarron.