Gingerlith: A 7-foot-tall gingerbread monolith rises – and falls – in San Francisco

Creative bakers have built gingerbread monuments to many famous landmarks – New York’s Empire State Building, India’s Taj Mahal and even Osama Bin Laden’s compound (aka “Gingerbottobad”). Now they’re giving monoliths the edible memorial treatment.

Social media users around the world have been mesmerized by the proliferation of metal structures since the first popped up in Utah’s Red Rock Country in November. Since then, copycats have appeared in California, Texas, North Carolina, England and Romania.

An edible, 7-foot-tall monolith rose on Christmas Day – and fell the next day – in San Francisco’s Corona Heights Park, Bay Area public radio station KQED reported, along with several locals who photographed it and posted them on Twitter.

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