IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Time is running out to put in a bid for a huge mechanical action pipe organ at the University of Iowa.
Bidding for the organ, which must be removed due to the demolition of the flood-damaged Clapp Recital Hall, ends Friday.
But the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/143a1Sm ) that those interested shouldn’t expect a bargain.
The company that will demolish the building wants $60,000 for the organ, and a buyer will need to pay an additional $100,000 or so to remove the instrument. Cleaning and storing the organ could cost another $400,000.
As of Tuesday evening, no one had bid on the instrument.
If there are not buyers, the organ will be sold for scrap.