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Commemorative bust planned for ex-mayor Mayeur
Former Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur, like his predecessors, will get his own bust in the stairwell of City Hall. Mayeur may choose an artist to sculpt the statue in his likeness, according to a long tradition. The last bust, of former mayor Freddy Thielemans (pictured), cost about €67,000, writes Bruzz.
The tradition of commemorating the Brussels mayors with a marble bust started in 1830, with every mayor to this day seeing their faces grace the 'escalier d'honneur'. The only exception is the two mayors who were appointed by German occupiers during World War II.
And so, too, will Mayeur be commemorated with his own bust, despite being forced to step down as mayor after his involvement in the Samusocial scandal.