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Surreal mud flow at Isabella Court

Yesterday morning, reddish-brown mud began welling up from cracks in the concrete floor at Houston’s Inman Gallery in the Isabella Court building. The ooze pooled and spread, eventually covering much of the gallery’s floor. According to Inman, major structural cracks in the slab foundation were caused by a company drilling a tunnel for a new electrical cable 20 feet under the building; overpressured drilling mud found the fractures and came up into the gallery. The gallery staff handled the crisis: no one was hurt and no artwork damaged, but Inman will shift it’s base of operations to it’s annex space, further down the row in the same building for a few months until reapirs can be effected.

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