Kildare Street Club

Kildare Street Club

Postby GrahamH » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:46 pm

The Kildare St Club is looking spectacular after it's cleaning - esp the capitals of the columns which are bristling with all sorts of foliage and general exotica.

The alternating banding of Portland and limestone over the windows is now clearly evident and very attractive - somewhat similar to Govt Bldgs.

The Heraldic Museum would do well to clean their part now - the blatent border between the dirt and clean sections now looks ridculous - like owners of semi-ds painting only their half of the chimney...
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Postby StephenC » Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:48 pm

There was an article about this in the Times the other day Graham.... use of laser technology to clean the masonry.
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Postby Rory W » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:16 pm

Lots of damage to the decorative stone on the pillars on the way into alliance francais - was this pre or post cleaning I wonder?
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Postby GrahamH » Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:41 pm

Pre-cleaning - I think it was heavy-handedly sandblasted when the internal 'alterations' were being carried out in the 70s.

Some of these carvings have been damaged for some time, the dirt just hid the problems.
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