CityBusiness: “Renovation work begins at Gallier Hall”

Courtesy ThinkstockA major renovation of Gallier Hall begins Tuesday on the inside of the historic building in downtown New Orleans.

Workers are restoring historic paintings and frames, chandeliers and windows located in 12 grand ballrooms, according to a news release from the city.

The period furnishings used during the building’s life as City Hall, which have been in storage, will be restored and displayed throughout the building. The restoration will also include millwork repair, painting, re-wiring, floor refinishing, the restoration of two antique Steinway pianos, refurbishing the Ty Tracy Theater and installing a state-of-the-art audio/visual system.

The Helis Foundation donated funds for part of the work, and in 2015 a $5 million campaign to raise money was launched.

The New Orleans Tricentennial 2018 Commission’s Gallier Hall Preservation Committee is continuing its campaign to support the full interior preservation, the news release said.

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