“Science” from “Columbia Protecting Science and Industry” by Casper Burbel

The figure representing “Science” from the statue “Columbia Protecting Science and Industry” is gently lowered onto a truck. The entire statue was removed from above the north entrance of the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, as the building undergoes renovation. The figure "Science," is depicted reading a book with the owl of wisdom at her feet. The sculpture was done by New York sculptor Casper Burberl. (Photo by Eric Long)

The figure representing “Science” from the statue “Columbia Protecting Science and Industry” is gently lowered onto a truck. The entire statue was removed from above the north entrance of the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, as the building undergoes renovation. The figure “Science,” is depicted reading a book with the owl of wisdom at her feet. The sculpture was done by New York sculptor Casper Burberl. (Photo by Eric Long)