28-year-old woman arrested in Civic Center Park art piano fire

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“Tree of Transformation,” the musical public artwork by Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf, was vandalized with fire at Civic Center Park, July 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Investigators with the Denver Fire Department arrested 28-year-old Amanda Marie Failla in connection with the fire that caused significant damage to the "Tree of Transformation" art piano in Civic Center Park.

Denver Police officers picked up Failla around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the park and notified the Denver Fire Department. She was arrested at 8:29 p.m. and could be charged with second-degree arson.

The damage to the art piece at the center of the park was discovered early Wednesday morning. The arson has raised old questions about who Civic Center Park is for.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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