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LIVE: P.G.T. Beauregard pedestal removal process underway

Published: Jul. 25, 2018 at 12:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2018 at 12:37 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - On Wednesday a crew began removing the pedestal where a Confederate monument once stood.

MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the pedestal removal process

The P.G.T. Beauregard statue was removed from City Park in May 2017.

City Park officials said the removal process will take several days. John Hopper with City Park said they are paying for the removal, which will cost $75,000.

The removal of the statue came during a nationwide controversial debate that the Confederate symbols and statues were offensive.

Statues of Civil War generals Robert E Lee, Beauregard, and the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis were removed under the Mitch Landrieu administration.

The Beauregard pedestal remained in the park for over a year after the statue was removed.

The fate of the monuments have yet to be decided, although potential ideas and plans have been discussed for the future of those sites.

The statues remain in storage while Mayor LaToya Cantrell's administration considers recommendations for the monuments future.

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