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"Grande Disco" by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro was removed from the University of Chicago campus in September 2013 for restoration.(Sam Cholke / DNAinfo)

HYDE PARK — A 10,000-pound sculpture by acclaimed artist Arnaldo Pomodoro has been absent from the University of Chicago campus for nearly two years.

“Grande Disco,” a 15-foot-wide bronze disk, was plucked from the courtyard in front of the Surgery Brain Research Institutes, 5812 S. Ellis Ave., in the fall of 2013 for six months of restoration.

A year-and-a-half later, the space where the giant sculpture was to return, shiny as polished brass and once again rotating, is still empty.

DNAinfo Chicago tracked “Grande Disco” to a squat brick warehouse next to a railroad interchange in Humboldt Park.​

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