Lincoln Statue Lifted Onto New Pedestal (Time-Lapse Video)

As part of the continued effort to enhance the living, learning and working environment at the University, more than 100 summer construction projects are underway, including improvements to residence halls, classrooms and infrastructure. This particular project involved replacing the old, crumbling concrete base for the Lincoln statue next to the Maxwell School, and replacing it with a much sturdier base made of granite. In less than two minutes, this video demonstrates the meticulous and precise work that took place to lower Lincoln onto his new pedestal.