hello: Damage - At least it's minimal
This past weekend thousands of people, including Drake, Bjork,The Black Keys, St Vincent, and Weird Al, came for The Governor's Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island, which meant that a ton of fans walked across the 103rd Street footbridge and were greeted with hello. YES, THESE PLANTS ARE REAL. Please don't pluck, squash, or climb. You break it, you just bought the entire sculpture. Thank you!
Regular maintenance to see how the succulents are doing.
Looks like some of them were plucked out of their pockets. Many of which were on the bottom half of the letters.
Some UBER trash...
And some squashed succulents. The best place to stand is actually near the path if you want to get the entire sculpture.
Grass is coming in nicely around the letters, but it seems that all the succulents that were planted behind the letters were either uprooted, stomped on, or missing. Some of them were thrown from the front to behind the letters too.
Meanwhile, the succulents that are too far to reach are thriving. Check out the blooms on that middle one. It's almost reaching the sky!
All in all, there was minimal damage. Hopefully, for the rest of the season, people will be nice, so the plants can grow more and other people can enjoy it too.