Iconic Themis statue removed from McLennan County Courthouse

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The iconic Themis statue that crowns the McLennan County Courthouse was taken down to make room for a replacement statue Saturday morning.

The original statue suffered storm damage in 2014 after high winds broke off the left arm, and it has remained that way since.

Crew from Montgomery Construction began work around 7:00 a.m. to remove the zinc statue.

The new statue will be made of durable cast aluminum and is expected to have a lifespan of 200 to 250 years.

A spokesperson for Montgomery Construction said the new statue is being built in Alexander City, Alabama.

It is expected to arrive and be installed sometime in Fall of 2017.