Decades ago a vandal knocked the nose right off this poor guy. A concrete surgeon was brought in to fix the missing feature. The replacement nose has withstood years of heat and cold, rain and wind, facing whatever Lake Champlain could dish out. It never cracked or fell off. Plattsburgh City should find out what magic mixture was used and apply it to rebuilding the Plattsburgh Public Library front steps. The latest installation is cracking and crumbling like the previous one. The new entrance hasn't even celebrated a one-year anniversary but is already suffering from old age.