RE: Plans for Dinosaur Hall
"Dunham, Craig" <DunhamC@CarnegieMuseums.Org> View Contact Details
"Glenn A. Walsh" <email@example.com>
"William Peduto" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "David Tessitor" <email@example.com>, "Rich Lord" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Glenn A. Walsh" <email@example.com>
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From: Glenn A. Walsh [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
To: Dunham, Craig
Cc: William Peduto; David Tessitor; Rich Lord; Glenn A. Walsh
Subject: Plans for Dinosaur Hall
Thank you, Mr. Dunham, for the messages and for providing the "40 %
Construction Documents," [what does 40 % mean?] for the proposed
renovation and expansion of Dinosaur Hall at The Carnegie Museum of
Natural History, for public review at the Office of the City Clerk,
I reviewed these plans this morning. Although I have looked at
architectural drawings in the past, it took a little time for me to
get my bearings, since I do not know the Museum as well as I know the
Library.However, those architectural drawings, combined with the plans
on your web site
have been helpful.
I do have some questions.
1) In general, I understand that the expansion of Dinosaur Hall will
be into the current outdoor courtyard, between the Museum and the
Library. Is this the entire expansion? Is the proposed
entrance pavillion not part of the current project?
2) Will the original 1907 Dinosaur Hall remain, basically intact, with
a new "Dinosaurs in Their World" atrium gallery in addition or
extension? So, then, dinosaurs would be in both galleries? Or is the
new atrium gallery an actual expansion of the original Dinosaur Hall?
3) What is the significance of the area, between Dinosaur Hall and the
new atrium gallery, that is labeled "Transitional Area?" According to
the plan on the web site, it seems it would simply be the contiuation
of Dinosaur Hall into the new Atrium gallery? Is this the case?
4) Will there be skylight[s] over the new Atrium gallery?
5) Will the original Dinosaur Hall balcony remain intact? The
architectural plans seem to show only a balcony at the south end of
the original Dinosaur Hall. Will there be any balcony overlooking the
new Atrium gallery?
6) The Theater will be moved from its curent location [northwest wall
of Dinosaur Hall] to the southast wall of Dinosaur Hall?
7) In the section labeled "Earth," (next to the Hillman Hall of
Minerals and Gems)--
a) Is this part of the construction project? If so, is the HIllman
Hall part of the construction project?
b) Will the seismograph remain? Will it remain available during
construction? How will construction affect the seismograph's accuracy?
c) Will the large Earth globe, that was removed some years ago for
computer stations, be returned?
8) The entire lower level of this area [which is currently the outdoor
courtyard] will become part of the indoor basement? The Library
entrance, to the parking garage through this area, will also be
completely inside? Will this Library entrance corridor be completely
separated from the rest of the basement?
Glenn A. Walsh
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