NYC Statue Will Finally Get Upgrade 83 Years After It Was Initially Requested - NBC New York

NYC Statue Will Finally Get Upgrade 83 Years After It Was Initially Requested

A parks engineer first requested the replacement of the "hopelessly disintegrated" marble base in 1936

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    William H. Seward statue stands at an entrance to Madison Square Park in New York

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    • A statue in New York City is getting a new pedestal 83 years after a city parks engineer requested it

    • The statue of William H. Seward at Madison Square Park's southern entrance will begin next week

    • A parks engineer first requested the replacement of the "hopelessly disintegrated" marble base in 1936

    A statue in New York City is getting a new pedestal 83 years after a city parks engineer requested it.

    The statue of William H. Seward at Madison Square Park's southern entrance will begin next week.

    Seward held various political offices, but is best known for negotiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.

    A parks engineer first requested the replacement of the "hopelessly disintegrated" marble base in 1936. Madison Square Park Conservancy leaders say the project will cost $600,000.

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