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D.C. Sinks an Artist's Plan to Build a Sunken Gas Station in the Anacostia River

A proposal by Canadian artist Mia Feuer to build a replica of a submerged gas station in the Anacostia has finally found what any good public art project needs: a vocal opposition.
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UPDATE 7/18 1:35 PM: The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has informed artist Mia Feuer that she can't proceed with a plan to build a replica gas station in the Anacostia River, per a decision informed by the District Department of the Environment. "I'm heartbroken, but I absolutely get it," says Feuer, who may work with the city to select a different site in the future. The original story about the community battle over her sculpture proposal follows. 

A coalition of a dozen environmental and athletic groups in Washington, D.C., issued a letter today opposing an artist's plan to build a replica of a sunken gas station in the Anacostia River—on the grounds that it doesn't strike a positive image.