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'Big Max' headed to Gainesville

ST. PETERSBURG — Big Max, the giant, red steel sculpture built with geometric shapes that decorated South Straub Park for 2 1/2 years, traveled north Monday headed to Gainesville, according to its creator, sculptor John Henry.

Its new home will be in front of Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville.

The sculpture, which was loaded by crane onto a truck in three pieces. One piece is 68 feet long and weighs about 16,000 pounds. A second piece is about 30 feet long and 7,000 pounds. The third piece is about 25 feet long and weighs about 7,000 pounds.

The truck hauling the sculpture required a 68-foot specialized stretch trailer.

Henry, originally from Chicago, now lives in Chattanooga, Tenn.

'Big Max' headed to Gainesville 02/10/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 10, 2014 11:17pm]
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