BRISTOL -

Bristol is already a beautiful city, but it's about to get even better.

The model for a new statue was unveiled today, and it's going to be huge. When it's complete it will weigh over 7,500 pounds.

When it's complete it will go up in front of the Bristol Public Library. It will eventually be 16 feet tall and 16 feet wide.

It took a team of artists to create it. We talked to one of the artists about what the sculpture, called 'Bristol's Cultural Heritage', means to him.

Charles Vess says, "I know that when I go to other cities I really enjoy seeing public art, and it makes me like that city even more. I'm happy to be part of that process for Bristol."

Eastman Credit Union and Art in Public Places teamed up to make the sculpture a reality. The sculpture will debut in late October.