Statue Of Leonard Nimoy's "Live Long And Prosper" Symbol Coming To Boston

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new statue is coming to Boston to pay tribute to a late-great actor and native of the city.

The Museum of Science announced on Friday that it will construct a 20-foot stainless steel statue of Leonard Nimoy's hand making a gesture popularized during his time playing Spock on Star Trek.

The famous "V" hand formation has become a familiar sight for Star Trek fans since the show first aired in the 1960's. It is similar to a peace-sign, meaning "live long and prosper."

The statue will be placed in front of the museum, only a few blocks away from the old West End neighborhood, where Nimoy grew up.

Nimoy, who died in February of 2015, would have turned 90 on Friday. Before assuming the role of U.S. Labor Secretary, Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared March 26th as "Leonard Nimoy Day" in the city.

The museum is currently looking to raise $1 million in funds to construct the tribute statue. As of now, there is not set date for the official reveal.

If you are interested in donating to the fundraising effort, you can do so on the Museum of Science website.

WBZ’s Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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