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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo removing, restoring Schreckengost sculptures

Jeff Gaal foreman of VIP Restoration, uses a jackhammer to carefully remove the Viktor Schreckengost mastodon wall sculpture from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Jeff Gaal foreman of VIP Restoration, uses a jackhammer to carefully remove the Viktor Schreckengost mastodon wall sculpture from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's pachyderm building. The sculpture is one of two that will be removed and built into a new zoo


2008-08-19 - Cleveland, United States , Michael Sangiacomo

Viktor Schreckengost's massive wall sculptures of mastodons and mammoths, on display at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo since 1956, are coming down. But the popular sculptures by the man called "Cleveland's Da Vinci" will not be gone for long. After cleaning and repairing, they will become part of a new zoo entrance in 2010. "After all those years at the pachyderm building, the sculptures will be in an area of even greater prominence and open to more people than ever," said Elizabeth Fowler of the ...



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