The 2,400-pound sculpture that has peered over the Boulevard for more than two decades will be disassembled Saturday morning by Chesterfield-based Holiday Signs.
Kyle Dillaman, an account executive with the company, said the statue breaks down into about five pieces that will be carried down individually by a crane and loaded onto a truck.
From there it will be put into storage briefly until the new owners, Shockoe Bottom-based architecture firm Odell Associates, are ready to install it on the roof of their building.
“We are going to take three or four guys out of our crew and some alternate help from the folks who purchased it will be there as well,” said Dillaman.
Putting the statue back up will be a bit trickier than taking it down, he said.
“It is a little more challenging because of the area it is going on is kind of tight. We’ll need a lot of street barricades to get the job together safely,” he said.
Holiday Signs is donating the use of their equipment and technical expertise for the job.
“We are not charging them any money to move it, we are doing it out of the goodness of our hearts,” Dillaman said, “We’ll get some exposure out of it and let everyone know our capabilities. If you can move an Indian like this than you can do a lot of cool stuff.”