Channel 5 News reported tonight that the terrazzo work of art that has graced the Muny's front door for 38 years has been completely destroyed (photo above from Channel 5's website). Last month a water main break under the area caused some heaving and cracking in portions of the terrazzo but much of it was undamaged. Instead of salvaging what could be saved and repairing or replacing the remaining portions, the entire work is now apparently a pile of rubble!
The report said that the Muny has been in contact with the original artist, Nancy Day, and are exploring options for replacement. Nancy Day was a student at Washington University when she designed the work that was installed in 1971.
A photo of the undamaged area of the work closer to the ticket booths. A large percentage or the work appeared to have been free from cracks or heaving.