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Friday, 13 July 2012
St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral to be Restored
Topic: Russian Church

 

The Russia Ministry of Culture has ordered a project for the restoration of the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

Now they are looking for a project documentation development contractor. The initial price of the state contract is nearly 2 million rubles. The performer will have to measure fragments of the western facade of the cathedral, traces of fastenings of letters on grapholites of the western portico and to carry out engineering survey with photofixing. The winner of the competition will prepare working documentation on restoration of fragments of the western facade with the reconstruction of frame board inscriptions, present scientific and methodical recommendations about restoration of the facade stone and iron-cast bases of columns of pilasters.

The project preparation is planned to be finished on November 15, 2012. Applications are admitted till August 7. Results of the competition will become known on August 21.

The Kazan Cathedral located on the Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg was constructed under the decree of Emperor Paul I. The architect of the monument is Andrey Voronikhin. The cathedral appeared in all its glory in 1811.

© neva24.ru. 13 July, 2012


 


Posted by Paul Gilbert at 5:53 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 13 July 2012 5:59 AM EDT
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