Statue of Lidle planned for park

first_img“That money will be paid back pretty quickly as developers contribute to the Art in Public Places Fund,” Freeland said. [email protected] (626)962-8811 Ext. 2717 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He’ll be wearing a Yankee uniform,” said Hunt describing his plans for the Lidle sculpture. The completed piece will stand eight feet tall and cover eight feet in width. “His legs alone will be 14 inches in diameter,” Hunt said. Chris Freeland, assistant to City Manager Andrew Pasmant, said that when complete the statue will weigh nearly a half-ton. Freeland got the idea for the sculpture after visiting all 30 major league parks over the past several years. “They all have nice sculptures outside of them and that’s what we’re trying to do.” The city plans to appropriate $139,100 from its Art In Public Places Fund. Most of the money, $100,000, will be in the form of a loan from the general fund, Freeland said. WEST COVINA – A Texas artist known for his sculptures of rodeo images and historical figures plans to build an 8-foot bronze statue of Cory Lidle that will be installed in the city by fall. The City Council will vote on the design today at its meeting. The statue, when complete, will be placed in the Big League Dreams Sports Park at the former BKK landfill. The figure, which will depict Lidle delivering a pitch, will cost the city $99,600, according to city documents. If he is awarded the contract, the artist, Don Hunt, of San Antonio, expects to deliver the figure by Oct. 1, he said. Lidle, a former South Hills High School standout who pitched for the New York Yankees, was killed last Oct. 11 when the plane he was flying crashed into a Manhattan skyscraper. last_img read more