Sydney Town Hall to undergo restoration works
Sydney's prominent town hall will receive a $33 million makeover as historic restoration works ...
Sydney's prominent town hall will receive a $33 million makeover as historic restoration works kick off over the next month.
The first stage of the conservation project will be carried out over the next 20 months and will include extensive restoration works to the George Street side of the hall and clock tower.
Renovations to the sandstone building, which was built in the 1880's and sits in the heart of the city surrounded by commercial property, will also include works to the clock centrepiece to ensure it keeps accurate time.
Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore said: "Sydney Town Hall is the civic heart of the city and one of Australia's greatest sandstone building due to its intricate carvings and sheer scale.
"The City of Sydney has a responsibility to ensure this important heritage item is conserved and restored so its beauty can be appreciated for many years to come."
Businesses with stakes in commercial retail property around the building, located on George Street, may be interested in the project which may attract visitors as the 1884 timepiece is removed from the hall centre.
The massive clock piece will be removed under extreme care conditions to ensure that workers’ hearing is not damaged during the process.