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McCorquodale Transfer Moves Giovanna Statue to Spring Hill College

This job originated through John and Mary Lou B. They are natives of Mobile, who now live in Charleston. They are also alumni of Spring Hill College. The statue was given as a donation to the college. John and Mary Lou tasked McCorquodale Transfer with this project after we had performed several household moves for them in Charleston.

The statue, Giovanna, was on display at the Martin Gallery which is located at 18 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401. This is on the corner of State and Broad Streets, in the Grand Salon of the historic People’s Building.

As you can see in the gallery below, Giovanna had to be hoisted off a base and turned horizontally. From there McCorquodale Transfer packed her in a custom crate. She was removed from the building using a tele-handler. Barnhart Crane provided the rigging services in Charleston and Mobile. McCorquodale Transfer provided the crating, logistics, and transport.

The Giovanna statue weighed approximately 1,800 lbs. She was carved from a single piece of Italian marble, excluding the base. Claire McArdle, Giovanna’s sculptor, is internationally recognized for carving marble and her work with bronze and terra-cotta. She is one of the few women who carve marble in monumental scale.

The statue was valued at $70,000, and the delivery was seamless.

Bryan Terrell
McCorquodale Transfer, Inc.
Charleston, SC

Giovanna Statue Gallery

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I wanted to take a moment to let you know of the great job that your company did on my parents move to Galleria Woods in August. The move was a difficult time for my family, and McCorquodale Transfer absolutely did everything they could to help us in every way. David did an incredible job in setting up the move for us and organizing everything so that all went off as planned.

The four man crew worked out great and made the move much quicker and easier. I had several stops for them, in between, to drop things at my house and one other. They never complained about anything –even the world’s heaviest piano! The entire crew was prompt, incredibly courteous, and efficient in every way. I could not have asked for better service.

Bart, thank you. My parents and I greatly appreciate the efforts and positive customer experience with McCorquodale Transfer. I will keep your name and number handy to recommend your company, and will call you whenever I need anything moved!!!

Many thanks,
Anita Crisler




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