CHENNAI: Soon, Chennaiites will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Ripon Building in all its glory even at night as the city corporation is planning to install permanent illumination.
On Tuesday, three reputable private electrical companies engaged in illumination work gave a presentation to the civic officials about the proposed illumination project, which is to be installed, on the 100-year-old heritage building, after the elections.
Sources say permanent illumination will enhance its Indo-Saracenic architecture and also its historical significance.
Corporation officials say static lighting, spotlights and beamers would be placed on the building in a couple of months. “This is also expected to attract tourists especially during night,” said an official.
On April 2, 21 buildings in Chennai, including the Ripon Building, were temporarily illuminated in blue colour to mark the World Autism Awareness Day.
Corporation official says the much delayed restoration work of the Ripon Building is also in a full swing and expected to be completed in a few months.
Meanwhile, the civic body would shift all departments in the main buildings to the five-storeyed administration block, which is located behind the main building.
“The ground floor of the main building will house a museum for the public, where artifacts such as statues having antique value will be displayed. Only the office of the council and the chambers of the mayor, the deputy mayor and officials in the rank of commissioner and deputy commissioner will remain in the building,” an official said.
Source: Times of India