Workers are making quick progress removing a controversial art installation from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
By Sunday morning, crews from a Dakota construction company had pulled down and cut up the heavy wooden timbers that formed the bulk of 'Scaffold.'
The work by artist Sam Durant was meant to be a commentary on capital punishment. It referenced gallows used in seven hangings throughout American History-- including the execution of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862.
That drew a sharp rebuke from the Dakota community, who say they were never consulted about the work before its installation. After meeting with Dakota elders, the Walker Art Center -- which runs the sculpture garden -- ordered 'Scaffold' removed.
Durant has vowed never to erect it again, and has promised to transfer the intellectual property rights to the Dakota people.