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Franco Harris statue at Pittsburgh airport has temporary new home

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| Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:10 p.m
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The famous statues of Franco Harris' 'Immaculate Reception' and George Washington that typically greet arriving passengers at the Pittsburgh International Airport were temporarily moved to the transit level on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Franco Harris broke free of his frozen position at Pittsburgh International Airport, but the statue depicting the famous Steeler’s “Immaculate Reception” is still in good hands.

“George is gone, too,” JoAnn Jenny, spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Airport Authority, said of the George Washington statue long displayed at the top of the airside escalators at the Findlay airport. “But they haven’t gone stolen, and they haven’t flown south for the winter.”

Airport workers moved the statues Tuesday in preparation for work to be done to the floor, Jenny said.

Both statues can be found on the airside transit level at the bottom of the escalators near the trains. They are to the right of the 15-foot-tall, 30-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. The move is temporary, Jenny said.

The airport authority put out a picture on social media where the statues had been asking followers what was missing.

“We decided to have a little fun,” Jenny said. “It’s kind of like, ‘Where’s Waldo?’ ”

Jason Cato is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7936 or jcato@tribweb.com.

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