Here we see the floor of McCormick's dome room being sanded in May of 2006. There are plans afoot to restore the appearance of the scope to its turn-of-the-century grandeur! Hopefully the additional plan to hide a digital readout of RA & Dec. will also be figured out! It'd make things more user friendly fer sher!
There was a lineoleum cover on this for years & years that was removed. The tracks that the observer's chair rode on had to be modified, but it works better now!