Bronzed Reagan Coming To London

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Bronzed Reagan Coming To London

A statue of actor-president Ronald Reagan will be erected in Grosvenor Square after a neat dodge of planning rules. Westminster Council waived its usual policy, which restricts statuary to those with more than 10 years experience of the grave. Reagan died only five years ago. The bronze effigy will be carved and cast by artist Chas Fagan, whose previous work includes a monument to George Bush Snr and a bronze relief of Reagan. The new statue will be accompanied by a section of the Berlin Wall to commemorate the part Reagan played in concluding the Cold War. It's curious timing, given the upcoming move of the US Embassy from Grosvenor Square to Vauxhall, but there's no deneying that the 40th President will look at home among his predecessors Eisenhower and FDR, whose likenesses also grace the Square. If, for some reason, you want to pay homage to additional American leaders, check out our map of presidential statues around town. Image by The Killer Biscuit.

Last Updated 28 May 2009