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Updates Planned for Pittsburgh Site of Fred Rogers Statue

The work will require the site to be closed for several months this summer.




photo by dave dicello

 

Don't worry if you see construction tape around the Fred Rogers statue this summer on the North Shore; it's not going anywhere.

The Tribute to Children monument, home of the Fred Rogers statue on the North Shore Riverfront Park, will be temporarily closed for maintenance and site upgrades beginning in June.

The work will include repairs to the steps and platforms, new waterproofing, railing replacement and lighting improvements, as well as the statue’s annual cleaning.

“Updating and maintaining the Tribute to Children monument and Fred Rogers statue is an important part of preserving one of the most visited sites on Pittsburgh’s North Shore,” says Taylor Blice, SEA’s Facilities Director.


Related: 9 things You May Not Know About the Mister Rogers Statue


The statue and site were donated and developed by philanthropist Cordelia S. May, a close friend of  Rogers. The bronze sculpture mimics Rogers’ tying his sneakers, as he did at the beginning of each episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

The Colcom Foundation is paying for the maintenance and repairs.

“This work will ensure the beauty and integrity of this important landmark,” says Colcom Foundation President Timothy Inglis.

The restoration work is expected to be completed by late summer.
 

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