News

Sculpture used in ‘Wrecking Ball’ spoofs back on campus

Sculpture used in ‘Wrecking Ball’ spoofs back on campus

SHE CAME IN LIKE A WRECKING BALL: Miley Cyrus, left, performs at the MTV EMAs on Nov. 10. Students at Grand Valley State University had been mimicking Cyrus' controversial "Wrecking Ball" music video by swinging on a sculpture on school grounds. Photo: Associated Press

ball
University officials say they had to remove the sculpture after concerns over student safety.

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — The wrecking ball is returning to display at a Michigan school.

Grand Valley State University says the swinging sculpture will be reinstalled on Tuesday outside of the Padnos Hall of Science.

The sculpture – a bifilar pendulum – was removed in September because of safety concerns after workers discovered the cable holding it was frayed.

Students at the Allendale campus had been riding on it more often since the release of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video. Photos and video emerged of people parodying the Cyrus video, which shows her without clothes on a swinging wrecking ball.

PHOTOS: Miley Cyrus Through The Years | WATCH: Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

Tim Thimmesch, associate vice president for Facilities Services, said educational signs about the artwork, made by faculty and staff in the Physics Department and Art Gallery, also will be installed.

WATCH: Betty White spoofs Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video

The project is expected to be completed Dec. 6.

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 28

beatles

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, Virginia Assembly

McDonnells’ Trial Begins In Richmond

Updated
McDonnell Maureen and Bob 91512

The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell gets underway Monday in Richmond.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Contractor Will Close Ramps Of Interstate During Bridge Repair Project

Traffic Cones

A contractor will temporarily close off some ramps of Interstate 64 during a project at mile marker 118.

in Local, Surrounding Counties

Maryland Man Dies After Two-Vehicle Collision In Nelson County

StateCopCar122907

A Maryland man died after his motorcycle collided with a car Saturday in Nelson County.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Charlottesville Radio Group Stations Do Well In Progress Readers’ Poll

Updated
jayjames

WCNR and WINA fare well in the 2014 Daily Progress Readers Choice Poll.