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UPDATE: Wind delays hoisting of monument sculpture

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Gusty winds have forced at least a one-day delay in hoisting a 38-foot-tall bronze sculpture back to its place atop the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis.

Crews were ready on Tuesday to use a crane to lift the 118-year-old Victory sculpture more than 200 feet. The sculpture was taken down nearly five months ago for a $1.5 million restoration project.

Indiana War Memorials Commission director Stewart Goodwin told WTHR-TV that wind gusts have to be less than 20 mph for the crane work to begin.

Goodwin said the gusts are an important safety factor because the 10-ton sculpture will have about 4 inches of clearance inside scaffolding at the monument's top. He says crews will return Wednesday for another try.

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    She is our state and city's icon. She is Goddess Diana of InDiana and InDianapolis. Aka Miss Victory

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