St. Francis statue arrives to replace Christopher Columbus at Piazza Italia Park

Jul 24, 2023 616

BY: Vincent T. Davis

Workers from Greco Construction ensured mounting bolts and holes on the statue’s base and pedestal matched up.  A worker used a pallet jack to move the 6-foot-tall figure from the Francesco di Paola Catholic Church Garden to the park.

The crane operator shifted gears to hoist the sculpture upon the 5-foot-tall base. With two hands, a site manager guided the bottom of the statue, held by red safety straps, onto the pedestal. He bore down on a hand-held drill that made high-pitched squeals as he rounded the openings.

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