PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia landmark was moved Tuesday morning…but not very far.
Loaded onto a forklift, the world-renowned LOVE sculpture was taken from its home in JFK Plaza across JFK Boulevard and 15th Street to its new temporary residence in Dilworth Plaza, just outside City Hall.
The city’s public art director Margot Berg says the spot was chosen because of how close it is to LOVE Park, and because it will add to the number of activities planned to take place at Dilworth Plaza. Berg says when renovations at LOVE Park are done, the sculpture won’t be hard to find.
“It will be back in JFK Plaza/LOVE Park in exactly the same spot at the end of the renovation in early 2017,” she says, “and it will be the focus of a new, renovated public space for the city.”
Berg says the sculpture will be stripped down and completely renovated so it looks brand new when it moves back to its original home.