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.
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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.