Gotha: the East tower on the castle peace stone must be stabilized

Since this week, the preparations for the Work of the Foundation Thuringian castles and gardens announced on Wednesday. The tower that houses the research libra

Gotha: the East tower on the castle peace stone must be stabilized

Since this week, the preparations for the Work of the Foundation Thuringian castles and gardens announced on Wednesday. The tower that houses the research library of the University of Erfurt, had been locked in may. According to the Foundation, structural investigations had revealed that the Sandstone pillars of the cellar were no longer able to cope with the loads. The cause of this is in addition to already in the 17th century. Century, begun additions and alterations to the library use with additional basement levels. The pillars are to be of steel and reinforced girded. The Work is expected to be completed until November, then the library holdings can again be used. The static problems are generally tackled according to the Foundation, however, a permanent relief of the tower. This should be addressed after the completion of the backup. The research library Gotha worked, the Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, and the Foundation of Thuringian castles and gardens together on a solution, it said.

the Schloss friedenstein Palace is the largest Palace of the 17th century. Century in Germany. Since about one and a half years, the comprehensive renovation of the residence runs. In the financing of the approximately 15-year Work in the Land of Thuringia and the Federal government put a total of 60 million euros. Currently, the West is being renovated wing of the castle.

dpa
Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 10:26

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