Statue at The Diamond Sold
The American Indian Sculpture at the Diamond apparently will find a new home in Shockoe Bottom.
The RMA Board of Directors yesterday voted to accept a proposal from Odell Associates Architectural firm to move the statue known as Connecticut to the top of the four-story Lucky Strike building at 2700 East Cary.
McElroy: We were looking at all the criteria, and it just fit so perfectly, particularly along the James River.
Linda McElroy at RMA says one of the main criteria was access to the public.
McElroy: For residents who walk along the capitol trail walk, you can see it from there, you can see it from a view from Rockett’s Landing, as well as Shiprock Park and you can also see it from the Historic Slave Trail across the river on the other side of the building.
Odell prevailed over five other proposals, including Henrico, Monacan and Powhatan High Schools, all of whom agreed to move the 2400-pound statue, which had been at the home of the Braves baseball team until they moved to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Charles Fishburne, WCVE News