Ben Franklin covered for museum expansion project
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Benjamin Franklin is going undercover in Philadelphia.
KYW-AM reports (http://cbsloc.al/1bPQSTt) the iconic 20-foot-statue of the Founding Father that's in the central hall of his namesake Franklin Institute has been placed under a big sheet of plastic because of an expansion project.
The science museum is removing part of a wall to connect the main hall with a four-story addition, currently under construction next door and due to open next year.
Workers used an electric lift, ladders, scaffolding and even a long stick to get the massive white marble statue of Franklin under wraps on Tuesday.
Franklin Institute CEO Dennis Wint says the museum's big Ben is a national memorial, so they're making sure he's protected.
Information from: KYW-AM, http://www.kyw1060.com