Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Exploring the Effects of Time and Weather: The Balustrades

This week our team has been up on the scaffolding exploring the damage that has been caused by time and weather. The goal with our preservation project is to save as much historic material as possible, but replace when necessary. The top and bottom rails on the tower balustrades are badly deteriorated and in need of work. The balusters themselves look to be in good condition and will be saved, but the rails will be replaced.