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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2005
Castle Mesen can be saved  (1 Answer)

Hi I am interested in finding out more about Castle Mesen and the possibilitiy and probability of saving all or part of the structure. I think part of the impediment to restoration is the idea that the building can be feasibly repaired structurally. I think this would be impossible and unnessesary. I am a commercial contractor who builds mainly office buildings, and we build this way: My proposal would be to save the edifices of the castle while building an interior steel and concrete platform, seperate from the structure and using the brick outer walls as veneer only. The whole insides would have to be gutted, but saving all or most of the ornate or distinctive trim and cataloging it's position could be helpful. I would see the building as a mixed-use, office condo's on the upper wings and a small mall at the center lower level and wings. It would be an attraction for the entire villiage. It would simply be built as we build all our multi-story office buildings, with poured concrete floors and steel framing and roof, the only difference would be the historic veneer would remain intact. Anyone who can shed more light on this, please email me at [email]. I would love a floorplan.






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