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WATCH: Moving the Globe

For more photos and a video of the Globe being moved, go to http://www.facebook.com/chsglobe

Construction workers used a heavy-duty crane to move the iconic Globe statue to the new Centennial Plaza pedestal on Saturday. The solid granite Globe itself weighs 22,000 pounds, the base weighs 8,000-10,000 pounds, and the back of the statue weighs 30,000 pounds. The backing, made of a single piece of granite, was the largest piece of stone ever removed from the Minnesota quarry where it came from. The statue will be lighted and, designers hope, will draw more attention to the school’s front entrance.

Workers slowly move the Globe to its new location in Centennial Plaza, across from the front entrance to the school.
Workers slowly move the Globe to its new location in Centennial Plaza, across from the front entrance to the school.
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