Renovating the northeast wing of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/royalcourt.se
From April 2011, the National Property Board will start to renovate the façade of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. This will begin with the renovation of the northeast wing of the Palace, which is also known as the Library Wing.
Parts of the façade, which are made from Roslagen sandstone, Gotland sandstone and ordinary plaster, are in a poor condition. It is the Gotland sandstone in particular that has been weathered away. This damage is so extensive that for the past year, the Palace has been fitted with protective netting to prevent falling sandstone from landing on people down below.
The renovation work has been divided up into 22 annual stages, and is expected to be carried out between 2011 and 2032.
Once the façades have been repaired, the protective netting will be removed.