The iconic Philadelphia ‘Love’ statue that tourists are obsessed with just got a huge makeover

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Over the years, people have become obsessed with gathering beneath the famous L-O-V-E sculpture that towers over tourists’ and locals’ heads in Philadelphia. Some see the six-foot-tall statue as an iconic symbol of the city. It’s been the backdrop for countless politicians’ photo ops, played host to skateboarding rebels cruising by, and today the place is a selfie-snappers destination, too.

On Tuesday, the famous L-O-V-E sculpture was paraded around town before finally being re-installed in the ‘Love Park,’ more officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza.

The statue spent about a year away from its nesting grounds, sitting at nearby city hall as the park was renovated.

But this week, after a reported $ 67,000 makeover, according to CBS, it’s back and restored to a more original hue, perched atop a brand new rectangular pedestal. Take a look at how the iconic piece of art has changed shades since it first arrived in Philly in 1976, and how the symbol, and its visitors, have evolved over more than 40 years together.

The statue, first brought to the park for the American Bicentennial in 1976, has gone through a few different looks during its time in the park.

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On Tuesday, it was paraded around Philadelphia to crowds of LOVE-snapping onlookers before it was returned to its permanent home.

AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma

The statue sits across the street from Philadelphia’s City Hall, which you can see here in the background.

AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma


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