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

George and Franco are back. The iconic statues of George Washington and Franco Harris returned to the Pittsburgh International Airport after a brief departure for repairs and updates. https://on.wpxi.com/2kf53Rk Subscribe to WPXI: https://on.wpxi.com/YouTube Connect with WPXI online: https://www.wpxi.com/ Download our FREE apps: https://wpxiapps.com/

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.

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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.

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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.