Sue, largest T. rex skeleton ever found, making a move

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Geologist Bill Simpson cleans Sue, a 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex on display at the Field Museum on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Sue is the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. Rex ever discovered. Simpson carefully cleans the skeleton twice a year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is on the move.

Chicago’s Field Museum began dismantling the skeleton named Sue on Monday. Crews are preparing to move the display to a new exhibit and bring in a cast of an even larger dinosaur.

Sue has been in the spacious Stanley Field Hall since 2000. Sue’s handler, Bill Simpson, says that despite being the largest T. rex ever found, Sue looks puny beneath the 70-foot-high (21-meter-high) ceiling in the museum’s main hall.

Simpson says Sue will appear in a new exhibition space in 2019, in a second-floor gallery, where it’ll look better.

Sue is making way for a cast of a titanosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur that’s three times the length of the T. rex. Its neck will stretch up to the second-floor balcony level.

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 12: Geologist Bill Simpson (R on lift) and Mykl Ruffino (L) clean Sue, a 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex on display at the Field Museum on November 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Sue is the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. Rex ever discovered. Simpson carefully cleans the skeleton twice a year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)