Where is the 'LOVE?' Philadelphia sculpture moved for rehab

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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 12:15 PM
Where is the 'LOVE?' Philadelphia sculpture moved for rehab

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's iconic "LOVE" statue has taken a ride to its temporary home while the park named after it gets a multimillion-dollar renovation.

The Robert Indiana sculpture was loaded onto a lift truck Tuesday morning at the now-closed Love Park. It was slowly transported across the street to its new home at Dilworth Plaza, near City Hall.

Perennial tourist attraction Love Park is closed for about a year during the renovation.

The new-and-improved park will have more green space, a new fountain and a food and beverage operation.

However, it won't have the signature granite slabs that made it a skateboarding mecca. Mayor Jim Kenney has said the granite will be given to skate parks around the city.

The statue itself needs some renovations before being returned to the revamped park.