The 800-pound bronze statue of Bobby Orr now has a new view of Boston.
After spending about six years on the western side of TD Garden, crews on Saturday moved the statue of the Bruins legend to Portal Park on the eastern side off Causeway Street.
Bobby Orr statue is back! The 800 lb statue soared to his new home on portal park (off Causeway) this am. pic.twitter.com/CMUUcyh69J— TD Garden (@tdgarden) May 7, 2016
The statue’s relocation comes as TD Garden owner Delaware North continues work on “The Hub on Causeway” project, which will add a new complex on Causeway Street in front of TD Garden and North Station. The first phase, scheduled to open in late 2018, will include a grocery store, a 15-screen movie theater, office space, underground parking, and eventually a residential tower.
The statue will remain in place for about 3 years, before getting a new home as the centerpiece of #TheHubonCauseway entrance to @tdgarden.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 7, 2016
The statue of Orr illustrates his celebratory leap through the air after the Bruins won the 1970 Stanley Cup.
The Bobby Orr Statue being put into place outside @tdgarden this morning. pic.twitter.com/wLMvbngt7w— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 7, 2016
Members of the hard-working crew who helped make the move happen! 👏 pic.twitter.com/YY0ynPrvHn— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 7, 2016
Visit Bobby in his new home at Portal Park overlooking the Zakim Bridge by @tdgarden. pic.twitter.com/79BThEfQyL— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 7, 2016