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'LOVE' Makes Its Move as Sculpture Goes to New Center City Philadelphia Location

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Center City Philadelphia saw the 'LOVE' Tuesday morning as Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE sculpture made its move from LOVE Park to its temporary home.

The colorful LOVE sculpture -- that weighs in at 750 pounds and sits on a 1,750-pound base -- didn't go far. The city Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy’s Public Art Program organized the move of the sculpture from JFK Plaza, a.k.a. LOVE Park across the intersection to the northwest corner of Dilworth Park, which sits next to City Hall.

Crews loaded the sculpture onto a lift and slowly moved it across the intersection before placing it in Dilworth Park.

The city broke ground earlier this month on a $16.5-million renovation of the city's LOVE Park in Center City.

The long-anticipated project will bring more green space to the park, at 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Plans show a variety of trees, flowers and new crisscrossing fountains in the park.

A design plan for LOVE Park released in October 2015.
Photo credit: Hargreaves Associates

The park, long a destination for tourists and locals who visit to snap photos in front of the iconic LOVE sculpture, is expected to be closed for a period of time as the renovation is completed. The revamp is expected to take more than a year.

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