By : Abha Narain Lambah | 15 Mar 2017 | WADe Projects 2
The next phase of works which dealt with the interior restoration of the Central Hall occupied by the Central Library commenced in February 2015 and completed in January 2017, which was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 26th February 2017. The conservation works entailed restoration of the false ceiling in original techniques using lath plaster with mesh, repairing and restoring the cornice details, lime plasters on the walls, restoration of the wooden floor, removing layers and layers of paint from the cast iron columns which were imported from England back in 1833, restoring the Corinthian capitals and bringing them back to their original colour scheme of ivory and gold.
All the furniture has been made new based on original designs and details and nuances found in the building to reflect the time period and character of the historic interior.
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