In a dramatic move, the city is saying buh-buy to the iconic iron sculpture residing in front of downtown Asheville's Flat Iron building. In it's place, the city will install a new nine-foot sculpture of a silver cat.
Late last week, the city sent out an official statement claiming "the replacement of the iron sculpture had become a pressing matter ever since Monopoly removed the piece from their game in lieu of a cat." It went on to state, "the feline sculpture should resonate more with the general public since the world has become obsessed with cats."
The flat iron has been a popular stop along Asheville's Urban Trail for years. Buskers have routinely used the sculpture as a back drop for their street performances and many a tourist have used the iron for comical photo opps. The iron was created by local artist Reed Todd.