Statement before the Glenn A. Walsh
Asset District: Telephone: 412-561-7876
Abandonment of Electronic Mail: < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Historic North Side Internet Web Site: < http://www.andrewcarnegie.cc >
Carnegie Library 2006 November 27
Good afternoon. I am Glenn A.
According to news article
published in the November 2 issue of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Pittsburgh School Superintendent Mark Roosevelt rejected the proposal, promoted
by the Children’s Museum, to move the
There you have it! Insurance
will pay to have the building restored as a library. But, the cost of
renovating the Allegheny Regional Library into
some other use is beyond the capability of the
If Carnegie Library to allowed to abandon the Allegheny Regional Library, it will be Buhl Planetarium all over again. The Allegheny Regional Library will sit empty and unused for years and years. After nearly three years, the historic Hazelwood Branch Library building, with a 250-seat auditorium, remains empty and unused with no prospects for future use.
The property on
It is in the best interests of the Regional Asset District to maintain a strong and sustainable urban core, for a continual growing sales tax revenue stream. Allowing Carnegie Library to abandon the original Allegheny Regional Branch building will adversely affect the core of the North Side, including several nearby RAD-funded assets such as the Hazlett Theatre, Children’s Museum, and National Aviary.
To maintain a strong and
sustainable North Side, the answer is simple. Use the
You hold the purse-strings
for Carnegie Library. You need to tell the Board and Management of Carnegie
Library that you oppose any action that will result in an empty library
building, in the center of