The East Aldine Arts Council, a division of the East Aldine Management District, is proud to announce that it has broken ground for the installation of a massive sculpture of a bust of the late President John F. Kennedy at 14550 JFK Blvd. Watch a video of the work so far.

The District acquired the art piece from famed sculptor David Adickes, who created other (much) larger-than-life sculptures such the statue of Sam Houston on Interstate 45 north of Houston and busts of other presidents along Interstate 10 at Interstate 45 near downtown Houston.

When completed, the JFK project will serve as a greeting to travelers going from and to Bush Intercontinental Airport, a statement about the District’s commitment to public art, an attraction to be visited by people throughout the Houston area and a gateway to East Aldine.

Check back in a few weeks for updates!