Pittsburgh Subway Station Tile Mural Worth $15 Million

(AP) A mural in a Pittsburgh subway station has been appraised at $15 million.

The Port Authority of Allegheny County must now decide what to do with the Romare Bearden mural installed in 1984.

Officials say insuring it could cost the financially strapped agency more than $100,000 annually. Bearden was paid $90,000 for the mural.

The 60-foot-by-13-foot mural was appraised as the agency plans to remove it during construction to extend the subway to the city's North Shore.

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