Planetarium undergoes extensive renovations

JACKSON. BUT OVER THE LAST YEAR– THERE HAVEN’ BEEN ANY VISITORS INSIDE. 28A LONG TIME AGO WE SUFFERED SOME ROOF.


JACKSON. BUT OVER THE LAST YEAR– THERE
HAVEN’
BEEN ANY VISITORS INSIDE. 28A LONG TIME AGO WE SUFFERED
SOME ROOF DAMAGE FROM A HAIL
STORM 35
MICHAEL WILLIAMS IS THE DIRECTOR
OF THE
PLANETARIUM. HE SAYS THE HAIL STORM THAT HIT
THE METRO
BACK IN 2013 LEFT THE ROOF
LEAKING. THEY KEPT HOLDING
EVENTS–
FILM FESTIVALS, BEAUTY PAGEANTS… AND MOST GUESTS OVER LOOKED THE
LEAKS..AT
FIRS 35 IT KIND OF GOT EXACERBATED
OVER TIME…UNTIL IT WAS
PROHIBITIVE
39 SO WE FINALLY DECIDED AND WERE ABLE TO GET THE CITY BEHIND
US TO GET THE ROOF REPLACED
THE 40 YEAR OLD ORIGINAL ROOF. 47
WILLIAMS TOOK US UP TO SEE THE
REPAIRS BEING
MADE. BUT THE PLANETARIUM WAS CLOSED
AND
LEAKING FOR MONTHS BEFORE THIS
WORK STARTED. IN THAT TIME, WATER WREAKED
HAVOC ON THE
INSIDE
3:22-ITS YOURE TYPICAL WATER
DAMAGE 3:26 WE’VE HAD PRETTY
STRONG INFILTRATION FOR A WHILE NOW.. ITS BEEN A CONSTANT PROCESS OF
CLEANING UP
ALMOST NON STOP 3:38 THIS USED
TO BE THE GIFT SHOP. IN THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO YOU CAN
SEE THERE IS
SOME MOLD..BUT WILLIAMS SAYS
THOSE
ARE BEING THROWN OUT AND THE
BUILDING RECENTLY PASSED AIR QUALITY
INSPECTION
3:45-ITS NOTHING SUPER EXTENSIVE
BUT IT DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE
FIXED. 3:55
IF THERE IS A BRIGHT SPOT IN ALL OF THIS–
IT’S THAT WILLIAMS IS NOW GIVING
TH
ATTRACTION IT’S FIRST EXTENSIVE
RENOVATION
IN 40 YEAR 1:51 WEVE BEEN GETTING OUR
RENOVATION PLAN TOGETHER
..PURCHASING AND DRAWING FOR THE NEW EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS AND
WEVE GOT A LOT OF STUFF TO PUT
IN
THATS NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE
2:02
WAPT INVESTIGATES WANTED TO KNOW WHO IS PAYING FOR
THIS. INSURANCE IS PAYING FOR THE
350-THOUSAND
DOLLAR JOB. GRANTS, DONATIONS AND THE
PLANTETARIUM
OPERATING BUDGET ARE PAYING FOR
TH
UPDATES. SO WHEN WILL IT REOPEN? 2:54-I DIDN’T WANT TO SAY THIS
ON CAMERA WE’RE AIMING FOR BACK TO
SCHOOL THERE ARE STILL SOME
INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES WE ARE
STILL DISCOVERING BUT WE ARE
AIMING
FOR BACK TO SCHOOL 3:09 WILLIAMS HOPES THE RENOVATIONS WILL HELP
HIM WELCOME A NEW GENERATION OF
VISITORS… UNDER THE DOME. THE PLANETARIUM DID GET A ST

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