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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 kmgolomb@uchicago.edu or 773.834.4450 or Richard Bumstead, associate director, campus environment, at rcbumste@uchicago.edu or at 773.834.1657.