On August 23rd, 2013 after twenty-five years of being stored in a warehouse the MECCA Floor was displayed intact in its original home for one last time. The event was commemorated by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as "MECCA Floor Day" in the city, and attended by thousands of patrons.
On September 20th, 2013 over 20,000 people at Milwaukee's City Hall witnessed the unveiling of the MECCA Sculpture designed, fabricated and installed by Flux Design . The sculpture was the brainchild of Jeremy Sharowicz and Ben Koller, with the goal of temporarily re-envisioning the art piece in a new context.
The fully-painted, 40,000lb. portable floor was temporarily converted into an interactive, modular sculpture exhibit utilizing forty-five of the two hundred and forty 4' x 8' panels. Creating a multi-sensory experience through form, function and human interaction the MECCA Sculpture provoked the observer to contemplate WHY? public art is vital to defining the cultural identity of a city and the importance it plays on inspiring the individual citizen. Ben Koller stated:
"If we change the way we see art, the art we see will change us."