Challenger Map Update

Challenger Map Melissa writes, “Since you bring it up, here’s an update on the Challenger Map” — which, you will recall, has been in storage since 1997. From yesterday’s Vancouver Sun:

Now efforts are about to begin to restore the 196-piece wooden map to its former glory in hopes it can become the “masterpiece” of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
“What we’re doing is repainting it and taking it into the 21st century with special effects,” said Alan Clapp, best known for helping in the development of Granville Island.

Special effects? It’s made of wood.