Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/4/2013 7:02 AM

Rockford sculpture getting new coat of paint

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

ROCKFORD -- A massive Rockford sculpture is getting cleaned up -- and its first fresh coat of paint in more than a decade.

The 30-ton abstract piece is called the Symbol and has become a landmark in Rockford's Sinnissippi Park. It was built in 1978 by Alexander Liberman.

WREX-TV reports the orange piece will be repainted a bright, vibrant red.

Crews are working to clean, sand and prime the 47-foot-tall sculpture. They're set to begin painting on Thursday.

It's the first paint job on the piece since 2002.

The Rockford Register Star says the makeover will cost about $6,500.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.