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'Big Max' under assembly at St. Petersburg's south Straub Park

ST. PETERSBURG — Big Max made its big move Tuesday from Tampa to downtown St. Petersburg's south Straub Park.

Now workers are beginning to assemble the steel structure, which measures 33 feet high by 75 feet long by 38 feet wide.

The sculpture arrived as scheduled Tuesday morning but sat for several hours on the bed of a semitrailer.

The structure had been on display at MacDill Park in downtown Tampa since 2008. The agreement that kept it there expired in May 2010, and city officials did not renew it.

It was disassembled there Monday and readied for the trip across the bay.

The sculpture will reside for the next 18 months at Beach Drive and Second Avenue NE, across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts.

It is expected to take about three or four hours to assemble.

The steel sculpture sits on a semitrailer Tuesday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, ready for placement across from the Museum of Fine Arts.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

The steel sculpture sits on a semitrailer Tuesday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, ready for placement across from the Museum of Fine Arts.

'Big Max' under assembly at St. Petersburg's south Straub Park 06/07/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 8:33pm]

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