Project Category: Historic Restoration

This 40-tonne white Carrara marble statue features the "Lorelei", mythological siren of the Rhine River, and a trio of mermaids. The monument had been valdalized extensively. Old World Stone cleaned the marble using chemical and micro-abrasive cleaning techniques. All of the mermaids' heads, arms, and fins were carved in marble based on archival photographs. Dismantling and re-erection of the monument was completed by SWR Institute contractor member The Grenadier Corporation. The fountain was rededicated as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations.

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