The iconic statue of the nation’s third president is removed from the City Hall because he owned 600 slaves even after claiming that all men are created equal.
An 884-pound statue of the great president has been eradicated from the City Hall with the help of several Art Handlers recently. It was kept in a wooden craft and was surrounded by sections of foam. The painted plaster monument was removed after dozens of experts worked for hours in removing it from its pedestal in the City Council Chamber.
The great monument was transferred to the first floor of the building via a pulley.Although it was not the original statue, the Art Handlers ensured that it went out of the City Hall without damage or destruction.
It was gifted to the City Hall by a naval officer in 1834.The original statue is made of bronze and was prepared by a famous sculptor named Piette-Jean David. It is present in Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC.
The Executive director of the Public Design Commission voted to remove the statue from the City Hall.Furthermore, he tried to stop the press involvement during the eradication process. The mayor’s office and City Council members were against his suggestion and decided to let the public know when and why the statue would be removed from where it was placed centuries ago.
According to a professor of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, removing a monument from a place without letting the public know about the reason of its removal is useless.
Daneek Millers proclaimed that he wanted the statue to be removed because it does not represent contemporary value.Although the monument is removed from the City Hall, people will not forget who Thomas Jefferson was.
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