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Bad weather delays moving of Ottawa sculpture

Posted by wlpo on May 25, 2011

Figuring a 40-foot tall steel sculpture may attract lightning, the relocation of an Ottawa sculpture was postponed until Thursday morning.   Crews had planned to move it Wednesday morning.

The red sculpture in Allen Park will be loaded onto a flatbead trailer and lowered onto its new base near the park’s yellow sculpture.  In order to move the sculpture, several lampposts will have to be temporarily removed in the park.

The metal sculptures were made by Mary Fanning in 1982.  They were initially a pair, but were separated when the land began to shift under Route 71.

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