Statue pedestal repairs considered for The Vulcan Statue

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham's City Council will take up a request next week for $30,000 to repair the pedestal of the city's statue of Vulcan.

The council's Budget and Finance Committee approved the repairs this week. Andre Bittas, Birmingham's director of planning, engineering and permits, says workers will seal leaks in the 124-foot pedestal for the statue atop Red Mountain.

The Vulcan statue and park underwent a $30 million restoration in 1999 that included the creation of the adjacent museum. The new park opened in 2004.

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