MLK Jr Bust in Downtown Greensboro Moving, 911 Sculpture To Get Spot

Greensboro's Martin Luther King Jr. Statue To Be Moved

GREENSBORO, N.C.-- The Martin Luther King Jr. bust is no longer standing in downtown Greensboro. 

It used to be on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Elm Street. 

The bust is currently at The Jim Gallucci Sculptor Studio in Greensboro. 

It's being cleaned, restored, and relocated to the corner of MLK Drive and Bragg Street.

Before the big move, the bust will get a new look and go from cement to bronze.

The work will take about 8 to 10 weeks to complete. 

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The MLK bust was originally placed in the Old Asheborough Neighborhood.

Years later, it was moved to downtown Greensboro. 

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The city says they moved the MLK bust to make room for a new 9/11 sculpture. 

Jim Gallucci is the artist and says the sculpture is meant to remember the victims who lost their lives.

He says the 22 ft. tall sculpture is also a way to remember how America came together as one.

The sculpture will be in place by this year's anniversary of the terrorist attacks. 

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