European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 12 1962, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 12, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseBe restored magnificence i. A ssi 1 -1 a a 2y Bureau sent has a new yet old it St Stephen s Hall for bomb damage for Rye Arft has been restored and work locker. Of the minis t called it one of the loveliest Palace of Westminster. Did the restoration with atrepidation1 because the parliament consider thera on just about any sub free to criticize Wor adding but 1 have no this historic hairs first majored cleaning since it was re a babies Barry Over & cent Rythe past two years it was a roofed wooden corridor wide passageway continued by maps and the Public for Bouse of commons. Mean were carrying out theand cleaning from the Jing to the minion tiled floor. Was also taken to in cents such As the flood ithe Beautiful mosaic panels of and Edward i at the two War ii. The Hall suffered v. Torn a bomb that fell near the lion hearted statue in the Yard. The blast lifted the in vaulted ceiling causing Many to the ceding had to be inspected 8t despite the supervision. Fell and cracked the tile floor. Of 312 stones now has been re i the vaulting and Walla. The Stone. Quarries at Beer Devon. Beer nearest to the Caen Stone from used for the Structure. The id Stone Frame of the huge windows were also restored themselves had been safely before the bombings. The pork from Rutland quarries. Damaged by blast and paintings which line the Hall. Show scenes from English his taken Down and cleaned in the tet works studios in Regent Park t the paintings stand 13 Marble. Famous former prime Mil of the statues with outstretched hands a fun Ger or thumb knocked off Over the years. The a were collected and carefully Pitt s statue had even lost its nose. But nil have now been put Back in casualties occurred in various ways mostly because of workmen s carelessness in moving ladders. But some May have been due to some smashing about As crowds staged noisy protest scenes against Parlia hardest part of the statue work was restoring the natural White in Rel in the past took exception to the statues glaring whiteness and had them stained with a Coffee solution Wor Rocker explained. For Yean we be been trying to rub it off he said. Now we be got them a clean As we can by using a Chloride of. Lime of the. Entrance to the Hall is a new Oak door to the office of the sergeant of arms. The old door was damaged by the bomb blast but the fittings were taken off and transferred to the new the old Light fittings in the vaulted ceiling have been retained the system has been modernized. Some of that Light is directed upward so the architectural Beauty of the vaulting is seen. Be fore when darkness fell and the lighting was switched on the vaulting was lost in a Black the St Stephen s work now com plete practically All of the exterior of the Palace of Westminster has been restored. Cleaning of St Stephen s was done wit water and a mild detergent work locker said. It also allowed the workers to escape dishpan of big Ben s Tower it s real name is the Albert Tower after Queen Victoria s Prince Consort was undertaken Between 1955 and 1267. Before that the Victoria Tower was shrouded for several years while the 360-foot landmark was re stored and in All. London has been carrying out the restoration work on its landmarks for the last 20 to 30 years work locker pointed try to keep the scaffolding Asun obtrusive As possible he said. Much of the work is concerned with taking out diseased does t live very happily in the wet cold London atmosphere work locker now he s involved in some work at Windsor Castle. 1 a 1 i 1 x f we pm m Coffee to Tan hat been removed and Marble statues Are again a Fine White. Is Poloi by Gene Bane january 12, 1962 lighting a been directed upward to accent the Beautiful Vav the stars and stripes Page

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