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Temporary sculpture removal

Crews will remove the Grande Disco sculpture in front of the Surgery Brain Research Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 7 to begin a yearlong conservation project on the piece. Once the conservation process is complete, Grande Disco (Arnaldo Pomodoro, 1968) will return to campus in a location yet to be determined.

The campus community can expect the following on Sept. 7:

--A crane will be positioned on Ellis Avenue from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. to remove the sculpture.

--Construction fencing will be positioned around the site through Sept. 11.

--Vehicle traffic may be slightly delayed in front of the pavilion while the sculpture is removed. For information, contact Kathleen Golomb, assistant project manager, at or 773.834.4450 or Richard Bumstead, associate director, campus environment, at or at 773.834.1657.