After lightning stuck a piece of the Sky Station sculpture on Kansas City’s Bartle Hall, the city called upon Erickson’s Aircrane to remove the 24,000 pound piece of artwork for repair. The 40-foot-tall, 35-foot-wide, sculpture is one of four that adorn the hall, which in total, are appraised at $5 million.
Erickson originally lifted the sculpture into position in 1994. Since then, according to the city, “the original Sky Stations have helped to bring iconic art to the skyline of Kansas City.” Following the sculpture’s repair, Erickson will lift it back into position in September.
Watch the Aircrane operations in the local news report here.