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Time Capsules

November 28, 1985

Griffith Observatory Director E. C. Krupp's response (Letters, Nov. 1) to The Times article (Oct. 8) on time capsules deals only with the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) Time Capsule, not with the Los Angeles Bicentennial (1781-1981) Time Capsule. The latter capsule relates to the celebration of the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, a yearlong series of events coordinated in 1980 and 1981 by the Los Angeles 200 Committee.

As promised in 1981, the Los Angeles Bicentennial Monument and Time Capsule are to be installed in the plaza at the top of the to-be-restored Angels Flight funicular railway--a part of California Plaza, the final phase of downtown's Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project.

The Bicentennial Time Capsule has been filled and sealed, and it is stored safely in the Archives of the City of Los Angeles (a division of the Office of City Clerk). At such time as the Angels Flight portion of California Plaza is completed, the Los Angeles Bicentennial Monument and Time Capsule will be moved to their permanent location.

So that the Bicentennial Time Capsule will not go unnoticed by future generations, the Bicentennial Monument notes the existence of the capsule, as well as its opening date--Sept. 4, 2080, the eve of the City's Tricentennial.

ALBERT C. MARTIN

Los Angeles

Martin is chairman of the Los Angeles 200 Committee.

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