Iconic Rocky Statue Reopens for Photo Opportunities

One of Philly’s iconic tourist draws, the Rocky statue, was off limits for a couple weeks as it got spruced up.

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Philly Parks & Rec tweeted that the Rocky statue reopened on June 14. "Rock is back in business," they tweeted.
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Philadelphia’s Commission on Parks and Recreation planned to block off the area around the Rocky statue at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps for about two weeks.
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Crews made improvements to the site, the city said.
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The city completed the improvements along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in abut two weeks as expected.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"During this time, residents and visitors will not be able to access the statue for photographs," Parks and Rec said in prepared statement. "Philadelphia Parks & Recreation thanks residents and visitors for their patience and cooperation during this improvement project."
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The statue is a prop from "Rocky III" and shows Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character of an underdog Philadelphia boxer with his arms raised.
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Tourists often line up to snap photos, their arms victoriously raised above their heads like the pose of Rocky.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Yo Adrian!" I'm back!
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