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Pittsburgh PA:  View of a rendering created by J.A. Mitchell of the new Buhl Planetarium.  This view is one of the Planetarium's front entrance designs under consideration.  This was the view selected with a change to the design above the door. The project was completed in 1939.  The Buhl Planetarium was built with monies from the Buhl Foundation; a foundation created by the wealthy North Side clothier Henry Buhl of Boggs and Buhl department store fame.  Brady Stewart was selected for the job due to his specialized equipment; an 8x10 Dierdorff camera, and his expertise in lighting and photographing large renderings and drawings.