Re: Re: Decentralisation and the Customs House
True, and this would be nice, but unfortunately the place’d be destroyed. That’s the very reason the arcading is railed off and the doors sealed, though the doors may well even be dummies at this stage – surprising really they weren’t punched through for windows in the 20s reconstruction….
And even as it is, the exposed parts of the ground floor suffers from the odd bit of vandalism.
But certainly you’d wonder alright about plastering over the limestone with a Portland-based mortar, similar to what is apparently being done on the National Museum and Library as mentioned before. There they are using a mortar with a certain amount of ground sandstone in it to maintain the colour and texture of the existing Mountcharles sandstone dressings. It’s taking forever to do though, they’ve been at it for years…