Franco Harris and George Washington statues unveiled at Pittsburgh Airport

Franco Harris and George Washington statues unveiled at Pittsburgh Airport


OK we got Franco. He’ll represent the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum math the history center. But who hit the other guy be. We thought of a patriot actually. The father of our country George Washington who was also the guy. Who established this bird then 175354. And so. And that we thought wait a second George Washington was 21 years old and six feet three inches tall there’s some symmetry here and tell me that lets put on the right next to each other. Neither one of them dropped the ball they were playing duke kinds of guys and and so. When we. I started to make the figures we use the life mask of George Washington that was created in 1781. And we younger applied and we. 21 year old. He looked pretty good. How were we gonna do Franco. Franco Harris. Agreed to come to the history center we put wet plaster on his face after copying. Gasoline in his beard he’s had any this isn’t gonna hurt isn’t. And I’ll pray coach you can handle it and we really don’t hold off his phrase burn it beer to bears right now. I’m here to tell you in this figure. There’s Franco Harris DNA. He got this really bad hair right out of his beer and then when we cast the positive. Those beard hairs were re invent it well I think that may be one of the reasons that so many people nearly 200 million people who pass through. The airport over the last fifteen years. Everyone wants to touch. Franco Harris. They’re not so sure about that pirate guy next to him but but Franco Harris they wanna touch and he was so well loved that he was well he was fallen apart. And so that’s why we determined. With Christina numbers that it was time for a make over. And that’s what you’re gonna see new and improved versions but they’ve got that. DNA. Of the original so when. You know look. I looked great. And well it’s hard to believe how long ago. But it captures that moment. Two. It was this year. This moment. As they come to and from we’re. It’s very good. World you can set a special teams special. Special victory. I’m so happy. You know we had a lot of great moment with a knife. This one moment here and capture. And part of that they can. Big but through. Huge food wasn’t. And so when this first. Loses. His so excited. Mines greens I mean through. And and to be able. That connects it to lose. Quite an. And you know his you know his history Booth. Along route along. But you know your Pittsburgh. Because pollute the partisans and has been extra. Do you know we’re still offensive football fan. To review. Great day one of the best announces we’ve ever had a bigger crowd than we’ve ever had this is not terrific day for the airport and Steelers in the community.

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