The Church “Cristo a Orillas del Mar” in Colón, Rep. of Panama: a restoration project

My recent work has been related to a great work of detailed restoration (executed by local Panamanian architect restorer Jorge Arosemena with advisor architect restorer Daniel Young-Torquemada), which took 3 years and was finished in August 2014. The photos were recently published to Revista Area, Issue no. 11 (March 2015).

This church was originally designed by the famous North American architect James Renwick (also known for designing “St.Patrick’s Cathedral” on 5th Avenue, New York City and the “Smithsonian Institution” in Washington) and was built in 1865, in a “Gothic Revival” style. The church, one of the oldest buildings in the City of Colón, presented a high level of damage before these restoration works took place.

It represents one of the richest architectural monuments in the whole country, worth a visit for its unique style present in the region and for its beautifully crafted details.

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