Cary artist Carl Regutti is already sculpting the life-sized tribute. The Raleigh City Council voted back in 2001 to put the memorial in Nash Square.
On Tuesday, the chairman of the Arts Commission asked the city to put the memorial somewhere else saying it would be too big for the park, but councilmembers turned down that request.
The sculpture is scheduled to be placed in Nash Square by fall 2004.
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