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PHOTO: reconstruction continues at Riga Castle

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Disassembling work at Riga Castle are finally finished since their beginning in December 2012. This includes partitions, ceilings, floors, and utilities.

Current construction work includes reinforcing existing structures. Works to improve the structure of the roof over the White Hall are ongoing as well. The Festive Hall, where visitors were previously not let in because of the poor state the room was in, is currently going through floor cover replacement, as reported by reconstruction project managers.

Window and door restoration is progressing according to the schedule, as well as furniture and chandelier restoration. Façade restoration works have begun at the front of the castle. Restoration works will continue throughout the summer season.

At the same time, the foundation of the castle has also been dug up for reconstruction. More than 150 professionals from different fields are working on the restoration of Riga Castle every day.

The restoration of Riga Castle is currently one of the largest investment projects to be organized by State Real Estate. It is planned to finish the reconstruction within tow and a half years. The total costs of the project are around 21.78 million LVL. The total area of Riga Castle’s front is 9 338.56 m2. After the reconstruction project is complete, the building will be handed over for the needs of the State President’s Chancellery.

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