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Rebuild the Tree of Transformation

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Hello Friends. Thank you for your interest in rebuilding the Tree of Transformation. Sometime on the night of July 24th, 2018 an individual piled trash around our interactive sculpture and set it a blaze .  We are not able to comment on the motives of this individual, and we hope they find what they are looking for.  This is the third vandalism the tree has suffered since it's installation in Civic Center Park in Denver, CO and it is by far the worst. The original keys were broken and stolen only a few months ago and they were replaced by light up acrylic versions which were individually unique, had to be made by hand and had to be test fitted one by one. 

The piano and the the electronics are a complete loss and will have to be rebuilt from scratch.  The piano was well over a hundred years old, a true antique, and the amount of hours in this project are too many to count. A new piano will be sourced, retrofitted with a new controller and completely re-wired.

The piece was not insured and it looks like crowd funding is our only chance of getting the piece back together. The arson has gathered quite a bit of attention on social media and in the traditional media and there has been an outpouring of support which mean an incredible amount to us! We are great-full for any help you are willing to offer and hope you will be able to make it to the opening when the Tree of Transformation is born again!

We are currently hard at work on a new piece for burning man, please check that out on our Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/reengineering.co/ 

As soon as we return we can begin the restoration in mid September.

Thank you all very much.
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Hey All. We made it back from burning man safe and sound and it's time to get back to the grind. Many thanks to everyone who donated. It's going to be a while before we can get to the Tree (there is a 30 ft pair of sunglasses in the way) but as soon as things are moving we will give you an update.
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Hello All! A massive and big thank you to everyone who has donated. The Arson was definitely a downer but it's was very nice to see Denver rally and also very interesting to read the comments on various news sources. For those that don't know an arrest was made and this person claimed they wanted to be cited or arrested. I guess they were just looking for trouble? Any how the good news is we have been offered quite a few pianos, one even included delivery. We are in full swing on our new piece for burning man and if you want to see what that is all about you can peek at the kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/262424680/seesaw-wave-machine

That being said the Piano will be put on the back burner for the next month and at this point the $670 that has been raised is already a success! Many thanks again.

Re:Engineering Team
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https://www.westword.com/arts/denver-civic-center-park-artwork-torched-then-dropped-10592856

Contrary to recent news.... the price of restoring the tree will not increase because the piano fell off the fork lift during take-down.... it was already a complete loss. Thanks to the Westword for the cheeky nod.
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We took the tree down from the park and it's sitting on a trailer at our shop. Kind of sad to see it down I suppose but it will rise again! It's probably not going to move until we get back from burning man but small victory none the less. Thank you so much for all the donation so far!
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