Moisture threatening Gettysburg Cyclorama painting
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Water is dripping onto the massive Cyclorama painting at Gettysburg National Military Park’s new $103 million visitor center.
Spokeswoman Katie Lawhon says the problem is merely “condensation” that occurs at various times of the year, but minutes from a park staff meeting say the roof of the new visitor’s center is leaking.
An internal report says the Cyclorama might have to be shut down for two to three months to fix the leak, but Lawhon says she can’t say if or when the park plans to shut down the painting.
The 124-year-old painting is 377 feet long and 42 feet high and depicts various aspects of the battle in a panoramic setting. The painting was restored as part of a five-year, $16 million project completed in 2008.
Information from: Gettysburg Times,
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