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Subject: Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

From: Judith M. Jacob <judithmjacob<-a>
Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
N.J. Bud Goldstone <budgoldstone [at] yahoo__com> writes

>Has any experienced conservator inspected Mt. Rushmore since the
>"surprise" free cleaning in early 2005 by the brash German company
>that did a high-pressure cleaning on the presidents faces? I also
>wonder about the condition of all the surfaces of the base of our
>Statue of Liberty that got a similar surprise, free treatment from
>the same company about 2 or 3 years ago. ...

I checked out Karcher's website and they do claim to have cleaned
the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty 2-3 years ago.  However, this
is inaccurate: they carried out the cleaning for the 1986
restoration.  I don't know anything about that cleaning or how the
monitoring was carried out.

Judy Jacob
Senior Conservator
National Park Service
Northeast Regional Office, Architectural Preservation
26 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:28
                Distributed: Tuesday, November 29, 2005
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Received on Monday, 21 November, 2005

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