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Harvard Square sculpture by Dimitri Hadzi to be moved to Rockport

The MBTA transferred ownership of Dimitri Hadzi’s “Omphalos” to a developer.
The MBTA transferred ownership of Dimitri Hadzi’s “Omphalos” to a developer.Credit: Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff/File July 2013

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Dimitri Hadzi’s 20-foot-tall granite sculpture, damaged and deserted behind metal barriers in Harvard Square for more than a year, will get a new waterfront home.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has transferred ownership of “Omphalos” to developer Michael Rauseo. The piece has been partially removed from the pedestrian peninsula it shares with Out of Town News, with plans to have the remaining stone in a Charlestown storage facility sometime next week.

Hadzi’s sculpture will be repaired and then installed on a public harborwalk in Rockport’s Pigeon Cove.

“This is a great fit,” he said Thursday. “This new home will be fantastic. Rockport is very much a community that prides itself for its artists and Dimitri’s work will fit in very well in Rockport.

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