6/14/05

The documentary crew returned to El Paso to capture continuing restoration work on the Plaza. This round, the cameras examined the cleaning of ornamentation that has commenced in the auditorium. Restoration artists are preparing the organ chamber grills for a fresh coat of paint, as well as other detailing on the proscenium arch. The pillars that frame the stage are covered in real gold leaf!

And speaking of the pipe organ, the original organ will be returned to the theatre upon its completion, and mounted on a new hydraulic lift that will enable it to once more rise from below the stage with the organist playing a fanfare.

 


   
 
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