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5/05/05

Willie McCool Statue Officially in Huneke Park

A monument two years in the making is ready to be seen. A 15 foot bronze statue made it's way across Lubbock to Huneke park Thursday where it will stand to honor fallen astronaut Willie McCool.

This masterpiece is the largest statue in Lubbock.  Thrusday it was moved here and strategically placed to be protected from the wind. The 15 foot statue stands on a three foot granite base. Contractors will insert bell shaped pylons 12 feet in the ground to provide wind resistance.

We first gave you a sneak peak of this statue back last week when the artist who designed the sculpture gave us a preview.

The late astronaut was a graduate of Coronado High School and a star track athlete there in his day.

The McCool statue will point North toward the statue of Rick Husband already in Amarillo. Husband was a Tech graduate. Each statue points at each other forming a powerful arch in the sky with the idea this would be the largest monument in the world.

The third part of this monument will lay on Interstate 27 directly below where space Shuttle Columbia flew over the South Plains. This monument is truly something for Lubbock to be proud of.

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