Does This Mural Have a Warranty?

The pre-fabricated mural started being glued onto the west side of the CTA Red Line overpass on Morse Avenue on Monday, June 25. This morning (Friday), the artists were gluing up the final strips. Less than a week later, the mural is bubbling, peeling and has portions that are not evenly applied.

The top-left photo was taken on Monday, June 25 at 12:49 p.m. The top-right photo was taken at 4:16 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.

The second photo on the right was taken at 10:29 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. Already, a large strip was peeling way back and flapping in the wind. Even as the artists were "finishing" their work on Friday morning, the piece continued to flap in the breeze.

Meanwhile, other sections of the mural have been applied over cracks, bumps and leaking water in the crumbling concrete CTA overpass. Other portions have strips that are applied asymmetrically.

Old stains from the filthy water that has leaked through the crumbling structure for years have not been taken care of. What effect will this leaking water have on the integrity of the prefab mural strips?

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