The Broken Angel may be topless, but don’t call her fallen.
Shan Andersen, the developer and co-owner of the one-time ziggurat, which artist Arthur Wood and his wife Cynthia built by hand over decades, insists that building will soar again, despite its current run-of-the-mill appearance. “The building has to be made whole again, as far as having the crazy stuff back on top,” said a weary sounding Andersen on Wednesday. He has reason to be tired.
Since last October, when the local icon caught fire, earning it the scrutiny of the Buildings Department, the fate of the not-to-code top part has remained up in the air.
Andersen finished taking down the wood-and-glass upper half of the building months ago, sparking speculation that this angel was dead. But Andersen said he’s looking for loopholes in the building code that will allow him to rebuild the top.
“We found some things in the code that … satisfy our needs,” said Andersen.
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