The Febrey Monument

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the Febrey Monument

Greentown [39,77]

Frekee Grove Tyley Boulevard Prankhard Plaza
(Tapton)
Staples Road the Febrey Monument a factory
(Tapton)
Stroud Grove Railway Station Kerswill Auto Repair Laverton Walk
(Tapton)

Basic Info:

  • A monument is a city block containing a statue or similar piece of public art, without a building in it. It is functionally equivalent to a street, except that players with the Tagging skill can gain 2 XP for writing graffiti on a monument.
  • This is, game-play wise, an empty block, and cannot be barricaded.
  • After the July 3, 2009 update, some monuments became tall and can be seen from a distance with binoculars
The Febrey Monument

The Febrey Monument

Description

Humans and zombies alike will see the following (permanent) description when standing in front of the monument:

"You are at the Febrey Monument, a glass cube on a plinth."

A source of much derision within the Greentown community, the Febrey Monument is often viewed with disdain and frequent subject of vandalism.

History

An interesting article found in the archives of a local newspaper. Unfortunately the author's information was missing and there was no way to substantiate this information.

1988. Industrial plastics, Aluminum and Glass. Sculptor: Antonio Gustavus Febrey

One of Malton's more controversial pieces of modern sculpture, the Febrey Monument was once described by tight-lipped albino art critic Brian Sewell as "a veritable phallus of repugnance, creating an eyesore on the Malton skyline that frankly makes me want to weep". Malton's civic departments received many complaints after the monument was erected in May of 1989 after spending several months under wraps in an anonymous warehouse. City leaders largely ignored public protest and went ahead with their "urban renewal" plans anyway.

The piece was created by Antonio Gustavus Febrey (1923-1989), the radio presenter from Paraguay who became the worlds first Bolshevik chef. A 45-foot obelisk of glass, supported by an aluminum frame, encloses a tower of waste industrial plastics. The artist described the installation as "representative of man's aspirations in a technological age, thrusting upwards to a point in the future where we will all be enclosed in glass... because our waste has conquered the earth". Various commentators have argued that Febrey's monstrosity is "lewd", "dangerously inappropriate", and "an eyesore". However, after it's completion, it was lauded by Greentown residents as a "breath of fresh air", creating a new and vibrant artistic community now clustered around Tyley Boulevard and Staples Road.

Sadly, Febrey never lived to see his erection. He died in February 1989 when hit by a lime-green Monster Truck that was advertising an out-of-town shopping center.

The Febrey Phallus, as it has become known, is a popular meeting place for poets, mime artists and other gays.

Barricade Policy

As it is a monument, it is not included in the Greentown barricade policy.

Current Status



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