Superman Statue Won't Be On The Lakefront

(Cleveland) – The statue proposed for Cleveland’s lakefront honoring Superman's Cleveland roots will be up, up and away to another location.  The statue would be around 14 feet long from tip of fist to tip of toe, cast in stainless steel, and was slated to be sculpted next to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum until the developer of the site decided the statue just won’t work there.

Sculptor David Deming tells WTAM the redesigning of the bridge from the top of the convention center to the Rock Hall removed space for the Shuster Siegel Tribute Plaza.  Deming and other supporters of the statue are looking for a new location, possibly at University Circle.  

"It would've been a fantastic spot, and I'm sure that the mayor is also disappointed that the iconic bridge that he wanted to build isn't going to happen," Deming said.

A site and design would have to be approved by the city, as well as by DC Comics, which owns the Superman character.  A copy of the model (pictured above) is inside the Cleveland Public Library, downtown.

Superman was created by Glenville High School students Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

(Photo Courtesy Cleveland Planning Commission)

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