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70 per cent restoration complete

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Work is on to restore some of the Indo-Saracenic buildings with traditional brick and lime mortar in the complex.

The Public Works Department that took up the restoration of heritage structures in June last, has so far completed nearly 70 per cent of the work.

The work includes restoration of Madras High Court main building, Small Causes Court and old light house. A major portion of the work involves restoring the roof built in the ‘Madras Terrace,’ an architecture style popular in the city during the 19th century.

Of the structures in the High Court complex, the Small Causes Court housing 21 court halls may be the first one to sport a restored roof in a month.

“At the main building, we have to complete plastering work of the ceiling and varnishing of wooden beams that are part of the Madras Terrace roofing. Work is also on to repair the roof of the old light house and to restore stone work,” said an official.

A directive for restoration work of 22 domes in the main building.

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