THE RESTORATION OF PAUL MANSHIP’S “CELESTIAL SPHERE” FOR THE UNITED NATIONS PALACE IN GENEVA CONTINUES


2022

THE RESTORATION OF PAUL MANSHIP’S “CELESTIAL SPHERE” FOR THE UNITED NATIONS PALACE IN GENEVA CONTINUES

The original internal bronze skeleton of the Sphere has been restored, the various fractures and cracks have been welded, the surfaces have been cleaned and patinated again.
The sculptures of the constellations, restored and gilded with gold leaf, are reassembled on the internal skeleton.
The originally iron outer skeleton has been replaced with an identical stainless steel skeleton.
The bronze base has been restored and reinforced, stainless steel pins have been applied to unload the weight of the Monument on the concrete base, without weighing on the bronze as before.
The UN Commission came to the Foundry to test the restoration and movement of the Sphere.
The technicians approved the work and complimented Marinelli. They were fascinated by the new numerical control rotation system designed and executed by the company Lanaro srl, our subcontractor.
 
See also: The restoration of Paul Manship’s Celestial Sphere

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