(Very) Heavy Metal…The Bronze Doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

We have learned that a massive undertaking has taken place here in New York City on 5th Avenue.  The behemoth bronze doors at St. Patrick’s Cathedral have been temporarily removed for a good cleaning.  The removal operation required an enormous crane and shutting down 5th Avenue.

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Bronze Doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, weighing in at a hefty 9000 pounds each!

The detail, color, patina, and sheer mass…9000 pounds each!…are just awe-inspiring.  We can’t wait to see these stunning functional works of art all spiffed up and put back in place.  Via NY Post.

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Bronze Door Detail. Photo Courtesy of Charles Tilford.

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