Kansas City is making preparations to remove the largest Sky Station sculpture from atop Bartle Hall on Sunday morning.
Some downtown streets and ramps will be closed for hours before and after the disassembly process.
The sculpture was damaged by a lightning strike and must be removed and repaired. Weather permitting, a helicopter will retrieve the sculpture early Sunday morning, and it will be trucked to A. Zahner Co. for repairs.
Plans call for it to be reinstalled on Sept. 11.
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Residents are invited to view the removal and transport between 6:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday.
But some highways and ramps will be closed at 4 a.m. and may remain closed until 8 p.m. Sunday, although once the removal process is completed, those roads could be opened earlier.
The following streets and ramps are affected:
Interstate 35 northbound off-ramp to Broadway; Interstate 670 westbound; Interstate 670 eastbound off-ramp to Central Street; Truman Road from Baltimore Avenue to Broadway; Broadway from Truman Road to 17th Street; Central Street from 14th to 16th streets; 16th Street from Broadway to Wyandotte Street.
More information on street closures and viewing tips are available at www.kcmo.gov/skystations.
The Sky Stations were first installed in dramatic fashion, by helicopter, in 1994.