Crews carefully wrapped yellow straps around one of the horses at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza Wednesday morning.
With a gentle lift by a crane, the statute popped loose and workers slowly guided it to wooden pallets, onto which it was smoothly lowered.
The sculptures were removed as part of a major renovation this winter of one of Kansas City’s most photographed fountains.
The concrete bases that support the sculptures will be replaced and the interior of the fountain will be repaired and cleaned. A waterproof coating will be applied.
The project is expected to be completed next year in time for Fountain Day on April 14.