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News - August 26, 2011

Around Town

THE POWER OF A SCULPTURE ... Palo Alto's newest public artwork stands 10-feet tall, is shaped like the letter "M" and is made largely of wood frames and glass bottles. The sculpture by artist Mildred Howard was installed in the Civic Center in front of City Hall last week and will be in place for up to a year, City Manager James Keene told the City Council earlier this month. The angular little house was inspired by bottle houses from Western Africa and the American South, but it also has some local flavor. Keene said the bottle house also drew inspiration from the famously glassy Eichler houses visible throughout Palo Alto.

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