The Hotel Couldn’t Simply Leave The Smashed Sculpture There
The answer is “yes” in a nutshell. However, it wasn’t an easy task. Leaving the destroyed artwork in place was not an option for the hotel. As a consequence, the sand sculpture had to be repaired and restored in Hawaii by the artist.
Oh, and did we forget to add that it was quite costly? As long as we’re on the subject of numbers, I suppose I should offer some examples.