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Crown Point Proposal Would Bring Life-size Statues to City

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – Nearly two dozen life-size sculptures and some that are even bigger could go on display this summer under a proposal being considered by Crown Point officials.

The Post-Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1DLoKBO ) Councilwoman Carol Drasga has suggested contracting with the Sculpture Foundation of Santa Monica, California, to bring in 20 statues to place around the northwestern Indiana city.

The charitable group supplied a giant sculpture of Marilyn Monroe and a life-size statue of a man hailing a taxi to Chicago in 2011.

Drasga says a three-month display of 20 life-size statues would cost $45,000 plus insurance coverage on each piece. 

The statues weigh 300 to 600 pounds each. 

Drasga says a previous project that placed decorated Bulldog statues around the city increased foot traffic around the square and helped retailers. 

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  Information from: Post-Tribune, http://posttrib.chicagotribune.com/

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