Nearly 40-ton monoliths moved in Stamford park
One of the more difficult early portions of a multimillion-dollar facelift to Veterans Memorial Park took place Wednesday afternoon as construction workers lifted and moved a 37.5-ton monoliths — one of four in the park — to higher ground.
The monoliths represent the Four Freedoms: Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Want, and Freedom of Worship, cited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a famous speech made 11 months before the Pearl Harbor attack.
For decades, the four granite planks were nestled in a corner of the park, shrouded from view.
The move, to a walkway overlooking an incoming amphitheater-style seating, was designed to bring more focus to monoliths.
The new park is slated to open next November.