Rockefeller Center Statue Is Moved For Restoration (Orlando Sentinel / January 14th 1999)
NEW YORK - The golden statue of Prometheus that overlooks the Rockefeller Center skating rink is getting a makeover. The sculpture's dirty, scratched exterior will be regilded, while its mostly copper interior is corroded and will be repaired, said Marc Roussel of Roussel Studios, which is handling the restoration. The statue was hoisted by a crane from the sunken skating rink this week and placed at street level outside NBC headquarters, where the tree stands during the Christmas season. The 18-foot-tall, 8-ton sculpture depicts Prometheus holding a ball of fire. It was installed in January 1934. The statue's restoration, expected to be completed this spring, is part of a larger renovation of Rockefeller Center.