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Re: “Year in Review: City Life

"To close out the year, the City unveiled the newly restored Winged Lion statue Much like the Six Million Dollar Man, we had the technology to rebuild the creature better and stronger. After an eight-month restoration, the new statue returned to its old perch in December. Made of concrete, it’s considerably more resilient." That lion is in no way called "restored" that terra cotta lion was REPLACED with a cheap tinted concrete pseudo-look alike. Not only is concrete cheap, it damages very easy and is a worse choice than terra cotta. What a shame the city didn't simply hire a sculptor to model a replacement based on photos and measurements- in terra cotta, it would have cost LESS than the $58,000 charged for cheap concrete, and have been authentic and far more of a restoration. There is NO WAY concrete is more "resilient" and you can bet the first things to be cracked off will likely be the wing tips. That terra cotta stood there for over 150 years intact, that concrete will be fortunate to last 10 or 20 before showing significant damage. Sorry, but concrete just doesnt cut it. Randall urbansculptures.com

Posted by Randall D on 07/01/2010 at 11:25 PM

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