Work to repair and renovate the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis is taking longer than expected.
The landmark was closed in mid-September for what was expected to be a month-long project to fix damage caused by
rain leaking into the observation deck atop the 284-foot monument.
Brig. Gen. J. Stewart Goodwin of the Indiana
War Memorials Commission said additional problems found as work continued have pushed back reopening of the observation deck
until after Thanksgiving Day.
He said repairs were needed to five of the 16 steel supports for the observation
deck and the "Lady Victory" statue. Crews also have installed new vertical windows for the observation deck to prevent
the water leaks from the previous slanted windows.