Skateboarding Mecca’s Granite Gets New Life In Sweden
May 31, 2017 - skateboarding
Granite from a Philadelphia park that was a skateboarding mecca, yet for a prolonged widen an bootleg one, is being put to new use during a movement park being built scarcely 4,000 miles away.
Slabs from a city’s famed LOVE Park, named for Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture, are being shipped to a city of Malmo, Sweden.
Malmo’s skateboarding coordinator told KYW-TV that a slab will be used for a plan he says will “rock a skateboarding world.”
The park adjacent to Philadelphia’s City Hall was prolonged a renouned end for skateboarders. It was featured in a Tony Hawk video diversion and partly credited for bringing a X Games to Philadelphia in 2001 and 2002.
But from 2003 to 2016 skateboarding was criminialized during a park, with skaters risking fines if they were held regulating it. Now, a area is undergoing a vital redesign that it is branch it into mostly immature space, effectively murdering a use as a skating venue.
A Philadelphia classification that advocates for skateboarding had control of a granite.
“Well, of course, it’s dedicated and to share that with another city creation a movement park that used that slab was really appealing to us,” pronounced Josh Nims, a owner of a group.
Malmo skateboarding coordinator Gustav Eden pronounced his city has “learned that skateboarding is not unpropitious to civic life though can indeed be an item in activating spaces.”
Some people pierce to Malmo to skate, he said, and tip sponsors like Vans reason competitions in a Swedish city.