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Big museum job

Massive crane used to replace huge skylight at Campus Martius

February 15, 2013

The installation of a custom-made skylight began Thursday at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, replacing the approximately 80-plus-year-old fixture destroyed in last year’s derecho wind storm....

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Feb-15-13 6:59 AM

Statements in this story make me laugh. The old flimsy one lasted 80+ years and the new high tech $44,500 will last 80 to 100 years. Must be a huge improvement over the original flimsy one! Just more wasted money. Couldn't get anyone local to make another flimsy one and replace it after 50 years I guess.

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Feb-15-13 9:44 AM

The artical states that the funds for this project did not come from local funding. It reads... The local Friends of the Museums organization manages Campus Martius and the Ohio River Museum, but the historical society owns the buildings. The $44,500 cost of the skylight will not come from local funds, Smith said. It also states that many improvements were made to the new skylight to insure that it will last much longer than the orignal skylight while preserving its historic intergrity. I think it was very nice for the OHS and associates to invest their time and funds into preserving the history of our state.

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Feb-15-13 6:52 PM

Campus Martius is a first class museum. I hope our area residents visit and see what it's all about.

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Feb-15-13 10:14 PM

Local people always overbid on these jobs and the people get mad when an outsider comes in.

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