PHOTO GALLERY: Sculpture installed in front of Columbia City Hall

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 4:22 p.m. CDT
Phillip Ortiz, left, and Henry Garcia align the metal structure for the artwork that will sit in front of the new Columbia City Hall on Wednesday. Ortiz used hand signals to communicate with the crane operator as part of the setup.

COLUMBIA — The "Keys to the City" artwork designed by New Mexico artist Howard Meehan arrived in Columbia on Wednesday.


Phillip Ortiz, left, and Henry Garcia align the structure over the base as it is suspended by a crane in front of City Hall on Wednesday. The rods were set into the concrete bases earlier in the day as part of the daylong project of constructing the piece of art.
Phillip Ortiz blows the air out of holes drilled into the base that will support the new artwork in front of City Hall on Wednesday. Each hole will hold a metal rod that is secured by a setting agent and matches up with holes on the bottom of the artwork.
Howard Meehan, left, observes as Phillip Ortiz, center, and Henry Garcia install his sculpture in front of City Hall on Wednesday. Meehan designed the metal and glass structure that is part of the City Hall remodel.

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