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Gregorius III
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@Praxiteles wrote:

St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork

Just admire this wonderful example of gorgously air-tight double glazing on the lancets of the South aisle in Cobh Cathedral and think of the acceleration with which the lead work holding the glass must be deteriorating behind it. Indeed, if it has taken only 10 years for the newly installed “restored” wooden floor to come up ad wreck the unprotected mosaics; and even less than 10 years for the internal bath sheeting of he South side to collappse due to water ingress from a wrongly finstlled new roof and incompetent gutters; and for the walls of the baptistery to disintigrate due to the leaking roof on the north tower on the west fcade – then it should take that long for most of this glass just to fall into the south aisle some day soon.

Is there ever a case [different climate] in which double-glazing is a positive step? In the past months I encountered a new church-building with glazing over their “2nd hand” XIX c. stained glass windows, I mentioned that it was bad for the preservation of the windows – they however received quite different advice during their installation…

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