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Philadelphia Removes Box from Christopher Columbus Statue

Emma Lee
A worker measures the Christopher Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia in June 2020.

Crews worked Sunday night to remove the box that has been surrounding the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports the statue was boxed in response to the George Floyd protests in the summer of 2020.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 12/15/22)

WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald is a lifelong Philadelphia-area resident who has worked in the region since the mid-1980s. Tom started in commercial radio covering the MOVE standoff with police for WFIL-AM. He was also City Hall Bureau Chief, covering government and politics for more than a decade, for WWDB-FM.