Crews lift 40-ton statue into place at Buddhist Center

Greg Pallone, It took a massive crane to lift a 40-ton, 35-foot-long statue of Buddha into place Friday at the Brevard Buddhist Center.

Crews lift 40-ton statue into place at Buddhist center A crew carefully lifted the granite statue depicting religious figure on his death bed, moving it a few feet at a time.

The ‘Nirvana’ Buddha was created in Vietnam and shipped to the White Sands Buddhist Center in Mims, just a couple of miles from the Brevard-Volusia County lines.ll

Two large straps helped support and steady the weight.

As the crane operator brought it to rest…

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