San Diego Cathedral Ready To Resist “K-Day”

2021-05-25   |   by CusiGO

San Diego cathedral is an ecosystem. A huge body with a unique scapula does not match the scapula of other monuments. It has its own climate. Topographic maps full of conflicts due to overlapping architectural styles. Countless life forms struggle to colonize it, from algae on the walls to stone ghost pines. There is also a real hydrological network, covered with “millions of cubic meters” of rain. 13 years ago, people began to monitor the environmental conditions of Romanesque buildings at the foot of Cruz’s Latino plants. Since then, various studies have accumulated in the almost comprehensive restoration of the cathedral. They even include botany and zoology, because vegetation and wildlife thrive in the rocks of the barren nature center of Galicia. Now, all the ships have been measured in real time. After three years of data crossing, the technical team of the cathedral foundation named its biggest enemy “K-day”.

Daniel Lorenzo, pastor of the real Academy of Belas arts and head of the foundation for the management of the cathedral and its conservation, said: “we don’t name it a cathedral for no reason, we call it in some way.” Lorenzo, known since ancient times as the canonicalo fabriquero (responsible for maintaining the “factory”, or cathedral), explains that K days are those with “southerly or southwesterly winds” and “large fluctuations in temperature and humidity.”.

These variables produce a strong contrast between the bottom and the top, and the condensation is concentrated under the vault, and the impact is catastrophic. ” “We live in the weather and the cathedral is completely monitored,” Lorenzo admitted. In addition to the flow of people controlled by the camera, the air movement, temperature, relative humidity and other parameters are also recorded… ” “It’s evil to know” when and when, “but we’ve seen that it’s not so easy to predict (what’s going to happen),” the pastor, led by a panel of experts, admitted that once it’s done, the panel will have its own weapons ready to protect the monument.

The strategy includes the installation of a system hidden from public view (installation of equipment on the podium at the top of the ship) to “heat the vault with sustainable energy,” the program’s director said, adding that the program advanced repair work after 534 diseases were detected They are studying what kind of energy to use. ” He added: “there are many theories, and they are very famous, but in the cathedral, practice is very interesting; The teams that have worked over the years have had to break their plans in the face of the “uniqueness” of this environment.

It is already the first of two holy years of the Pope for the epidemic, which has not occurred since the civil war, and it seeks to install some kind of “tear down and lay down” barrier “in” the next few months “to urgently isolate the porch from the rest of SEO when environmental conditions threaten it. So far, this natex painting by master Matthew, who placed the lintel in 1188, has been permanently enclosed and separated from the rest of the temple by large planks. You can visit it for free, but the entrance to the cathedral Museum has to be demolished.

Daniel Lorenzo said: “we are looking for isolation systems that are quick to intervene and easy to dismantle to deal with emergencies, but different alternatives are not convincing because they are simple and complex to install.”. When the unfinished works (the Romanesque silver facade, the cloister building and some chapels) are completed, the restoration of campestra cathedral will cost 30 million euros, most of which will come from public funds, while the intervention of porch-6, $2 million for 12 years, funded by the Barry foundation. In the process, according to Lorenzo, “they studied what ventilation is and how to do it. It turns out that hyperventilation is very bad, especially on K-day

The sculpture group behind the facade of obradoiro, which has restored its spectacular polychromism, has now been sealed, but has been chronically ill due to chemical compounds (pigments used in old paint) and cannot be eradicated. Chlorine pollution activates with humidity and destroys color from the inside. Two large dehumidifiers were installed, and as the water no longer entered the tower, they tried to prevent condensation because of the wounds caused by chlorine and the damage of granite salt, which moved according to the humidity and crystallized.

Since the beginning of the restoration work (obradoiro and almost all the facades, towers, decks, cruisers, naves, cathedrals and even organs), “about 50 experienced companies and architects from all over Spain are working on the restoration”, all of which have provided reports. Today, he continued, “there is so much information from so few monuments that we can’t find much similar reality in the world.” We want to get rid of this topic and look for data, so we find that although in other cathedrals, the presence of the public is considered to be “an important factor in accelerating deterioration”, in general, “in San Diego”, 1000 people are allowed to be present, “which is not the case.”. Tourists and pilgrims “wet the soil and stones with their wipers,” but they don’t cause the water to condense into “liquid water from the porch factory.”. On Spain’s third most popular monument, after the sacred family and the Alhambra, evil comes from the outside, “from a higher place.”.