Iconic William Penn statue being restored this summer

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Philadelphia's iconic William Penn statue is about to get a makeover. (WPVI)

Philadelphia's iconic William Penn statue is about to get a makeover.

City officials say work will start on the 37 foot statue late this summer.

It will take about a month to wash, wax, and buff the iconic statue, which sits on top of City Hall.

The observation deck will be closed during that time.

$100,000 in private donations, a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and $125,000 of capital fund will combine to foot the $250,000 bill.
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