The 8-foot-4-inch plaster cast replica of Michelangelo’s famous marble sculpture was pushed off its platform onto the floor and appeared to have sustained heavy damage. The statue, which had been in the old courthouse at the north end of Main Street for 97 years, was relocated to the new courthouse at 225 Main St. March 10, after undergoing about $18,000 in restoration work paid for by the Worcester County Law Library Trust.
“Oh my God, I don’t believe it,” Suzanne Hoey, head law librarian, said as she surveyed the damage and took photographs of the statue. “They’re not going to be able to fix this,” she said.
From the Worcester Telegram