DETROIT (AP) - The burned-out body of a beefy, military-inspired sport utility vehicle is getting another life as an oversized planter in Detroit.
The peace group CodePink organized Monday's Hummer burial at the Heidelberg Project. The SUV is being painted pink and will be filled with plants and flowers to symbolize a more sustainable, green future.
The gas-guzzling Hummer began as a macho icon but for some became a symbol of excess, environmental ruin and tackiness.
Detroit-based General Motors Co. this year said it would let the brand die.
The Heidelberg Project is the creation of artist Tyree Guyton, who transformed houses, streets and lots along Heidelberg Street with his colorful polka-dot art and collections of stuffed animals, shoes and old appliances.