• Iconic Franco Harris, George Washington statues returning to Pittsburgh International Airport


    PITTSBURGH - George and Franco are back.

    The iconic statues of George Washington and Franco Harris are returning to the Pittsburgh International Airport after a brief departure for repairs and updates. 

    Harris’ “Immaculate Reception” statue, a tourist and fan favorite, will be unveiled at the airport on Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. as a part of the airport’s “Steelers Day” festivities.

    Both statues were taken to the Sen. John Heinz History Center in March for “extensive conservation and detailed updates,” according to a release from airport officials.


    The festivities will feature a special appearance by Harris, along with remarks from local officials.

    The statues have stood in the airport for about 13 years, and they will make their anticipated return on Thursday.


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