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Offline mansotogracia

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Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: August 02, 2006, 09:09:36 AM »
Does anyone knows for sure how the restoration works at the Alexander Palace are going?

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006, 02:46:49 PM »
Somewhere among these threads you can probably find the answer. In a nutshell, the palace is still under the jurisdiction of the Russian military, and is in the process of being officially transferred to the Tsarskoe Selo Museum. Once that is complete, the restorations will start, but it will be a slow process, I am sure. It may be 10 years or more until it is fully restored (structurally).

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2006, 07:36:23 PM »
Thank you very much for your reply. I read that same information some time ago in this forum.  The thing is that I came recently from a trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg and it made me very sad to see the Palace's actual condition, it seems lost in time and that the only people that care about it are us.  Precisely the ones that can't do much about it.  I just hoped for new information.  Thanks again.

Maria

PD: Excuse my grammar, but English is not my first language. Thank you.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 04:22:23 PM »
it seems lost in time and that the only people that care about it are us.  Precisely the ones that can't do much about it.

Maria,
Unfortunately, you couldn't be more right about, folks who cared about AP. According to my information, until 2010 in Pushkin town, will be injected over $1 billion, I believe from that sum, GMZ "Tsarskoye Selo", will have about 50% of the money (roughly $100 mln per year), a side from that, Palace officials created club (for a reason - luck of funding) - "Friends of Tsarskoye Selo", and we know, quite few of private donations, streaming to this place. However, every single dollar, booked already for some tasks. 
But, I have not seen, single formal announcement about plans to restore AP, especially in particular time frame (I can read Russian, and am I reading formal press releases, regarding 2010 Tsarskoye Selo 300 years' anniversary).
Now, one of the possibility, to speedup restoration, exclusion Alexander Palace, in to separate organization from GMZ, this way museum will have separate budget, and management, and the most surprising thing, it is doable, if significant forces will lobby to the government.
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 05:59:51 PM »
Someone is talking about creating an international petition to plead for the restoration of the Alexander Palace and I think it's a good idea.  This might do some good.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006, 03:41:03 PM »
Someone is talking about creating an international petition to plead for the restoration of the Alexander Palace and I think it's a good idea.  This might do some good.

Can't we have some more information, please? Who is talking about creating this petition? How can we help? Does this petition exist yet? If it does, how can we sign it? Please...anybody.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006, 05:13:26 PM »
Someone is talking about creating an international petition to plead for the restoration of the Alexander Palace and I think it's a good idea.  This might do some good.

Can't we have some more information, please? Who is talking about creating this petition? How can we help? Does this petition exist yet? If it does, how can we sign it? Please...anybody.

Jim Wilhelm
Albuquerque, NM USA

I am one of the people talking about it. Once we have the information, it will be posted here, don't worry!

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006, 10:08:11 AM »
I am one of the people talking about it. Once we have the information, it will be posted here, don't worry!

I can't help it, Lisa.  Thanks to you and to Bob and to Rob I have become obsessed with this place. I'm saving what little money I can to go over there and see it before it crumbles into dust.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006, 01:13:20 AM »
The authorities have already found a building where the military offices will move. Very soon these officies will eventually leave the palace.
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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006, 10:31:43 AM »
The authorities have already found a building where the military offices will move. Very soon these officies will eventually leave the palace.

Thank you Venois. I think they're looking for a way out of there before the building collapses. Sorry, not feeling optimistic today.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2007, 12:12:19 PM »
Today Russian billionaire, Shalva Chigirinsky, the one who is investing into reconstruction of the New Holland island (Norman Foster's project) donated $1 million on the restoration of the Alexander palace. It's been said that the restoration process should be completed by 2010.

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2007, 01:16:24 PM »
This makes me really HAPPY!! 

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2007, 01:18:48 PM »
Hi!

I haven't been able to visit the forum in quite some time and read this makes a very happy return!!! ;

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2007, 04:15:20 PM »
So,it would be interesting to see what exactly would be restored ,in what shape...

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Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2007, 06:36:23 PM »
It seems this announcement has left us all speechless!  Has anybody been able to get more details?