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#1 JD Hartman

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:00 AM

Anyone have any contacts at NBC or with the Producers, show runners, writers, etc. associated with the show.  Need some help, need to save this and the man who devoted his life to it: http://makezine.com/...les-pratt-inst/

http://www.limws.org...ratt/Pratt.html

Pratt Is Evicting 79-Year-Old Head Engineer Conrad Milster From Campus Housing: Gothamist

 

Maybe some publicity from Jay Leno might dissuade Pratt from moving ahead with their plans.


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:25 PM

I just forwarded your links to a friend of Jay's.

I doubt Pratt will do anything. Being a huge steam buff myself, I admire what Conrad is doing. I truly doubt there is another person who could take over from him and continue to do that loving work on steam engines. If I wasn't so young and eager to make movies, I'd contemplate it.
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#3 JD Hartman

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:12 AM

Thanks!  It's not case of a successor, it a case of getting what's there recognized and preserved.  Pratt would sooner decommission the plant and heat the buildings with individual boilers than allow him and his staff to continue to maintain a working system.  

  The powerhouse is an amazing operating time capsule.  For steam buffs and Brooklyn locals alike, attending the New Years Eve Whistle blow and open house was an event not to be missed.


Edited by JD Hartman, 02 November 2015 - 10:16 AM.

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