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75 ton sand sculpture being built at Savannah Mall

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Many people are out at the beaches building their own masterpieces in the sand, but probably not of this magnitude! 

Construction is underway on a 75-ton sand sculpture at the Savannah Mall. It will feature a summer animal theme, incorporating some of the animals from the mall's double-decker carousel.

"It's bringing the beach to the mall. It's great. You usually don't see it in malls all the time. It's not the norm. People aren't expecting it. People really seem to enjoy it when it's inside in a nice air conditioned environment." said Patrick Harsch from Team Sandtastic.

In conjunction with the unveiling the mall and its community partner Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be hosting several activities throughout the summer.

Work is expected to wrap up next week.

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