Friends of the Zeiss
P.O. Box 1041
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15230-1041 U.S.A.
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Internet Web Site: < http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org >
2003 January 14
Ellsworth Brown, President
Carnegie Museums of
We recently received confirmation from the City of Pittsburgh Department of General Services that The Carnegie Science Center has dismantled and removed, from the Buhl Planetarium building, the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope, and Mercator's Projection Map of the World.
According to the Proposal of
The Carnegie Science Center, submitted during the City of
“CSC proposes to document all steps in the evaluation, disassembly and removal of the artifacts through still photography and through digital videography of key steps in the procedure. This will create a permanent visual record of the condition of the artifacts at the time of removal and the actual steps and procedures in the process. CSC will also provide a written documentation of the results of the evaluation for the City.”
Friends of the Zeiss would like to review the still photography and digital videography of the dismantling of the artifacts.
We would also like a copy of any "written documentation of the results of the evaluation for the City." According to the City of Pittsburgh Department of General Services, they have not yet received this written evaluation.
As you may know, Friends of
the Zeiss maintains an extensive Internet web site on the History of The Buhl
< http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org > or
< http://www.planetarium.cc >
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We would like to include the still photographs of the dismantling procedures, for the three artifacts, on our Internet web site. Can copies of these photographs be provided to us? We would certainly be willing to pay any reasonable photograph copying charges.
Thank you for your kind consideration of these requests.
Glenn A. Walsh
< firstname.lastname@example.org >
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Tom Murphy, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
Dale A. Perrett, Director, City of
Jacqueline R. Morrow, Solicitor, City
Yvonne S. Schlosberg, Assistant
Solicitor, City of
Senator Jim Ferlo, Pennsylvania General Assembly
Representative Don Walko, Pennsylvania General Assembly
Tom Flaherty, City Controller, City
Congressman Timothy F. Murphy,
Bryce McMinn, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Timothy F. Murphy