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

Updated: Jul. 26, 2018 at 7:35 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Crews are in the process of removing the pedestal that housed the P.G.T. Beauregard Confederate monument.

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The removal process started on Wednesday and the work could take a few days to complete.

While some feel the vacant base is a testament to progress, others believe Beauregard still deserves to be memorialized.

City Park plans to landscape the area once the podium is removed, and will leave the circle statue-free. John Hopper with City Park said they are paying for the removal, which will cost $75,000.

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

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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