A city contractor welds the Man Waiting statue into place in Nelson's downtown on Tuesday morning.

Last downtown sculpture placed in Nelson

The last of five downtown sculptures has put into place on Tuesday in Nelson.



The last of five downtown sculptures has put into place on Tuesday in Nelson.

Man Waiting was assembled in the amenity area on the south side of Baker Street just before 11 a.m. Kaslo artist Sergio Raffo was assisted by City of Nelson and contract crews to get the piece in place.

The total cost of the sculpture project (including a purchased piece in Railtown) is estimated at just under $20,000. The other four sculptures (including Raffos) are on loan.

The money is coming from a newly established downtown revitalization reserve that allocates a portion of parking meter revenue specifically to the downtown. Council is investing these funds in strategic improvements that will create additional vibrancy in the downtown.

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