The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday 10 May 2012

Restoration of la halle de Richelieu - 2

the only contemporary illustration of la halle; but is it accurate?
Project board 1
project board 2
project board
architect in charge - M. Arnaud de St. Jouan
...up there...
underpinning each and every column

the sandy sub-soil exposed - once marshland
underpinning with a new concrete 'footing'

breaking up the former concrete slab

a newly-cast concrete footing
the new scaffold obscures the view of high-level work