The contracted work, whose total cost amounts to 151,250 euros, is mechanical and chemical cleaning, biocidal treatments, plant disposal; crack sealing; sewn of fragments; stone consolidation; sore replacement; volumetric reintegrations; chromatic reintegrations; graffiti removal and anti-graffiti protection; metal inhibitor treatments; enjabegado; hydrofugation; extraction, protection, classification and packaging of parts with risk of landslides; padlock removal; elimination of deformations in bars; protection of metal surfaces; reintegration of welds in the bars; scratching, cleaning of oxides, anticorrosive primer and paint, or the installation of systems to prevent birds from landing, among others.
Among the actions considered by the Planning Department under this contract, the consolidation of the Alameda de Hercules columns stands out. Although they were already the subject of an intervention in the summer of 2018, focused exclusively on the pedestals and sculptures, the consolidation of the columns as such is now planned to complete the improvement of these elements.
In addition to this monument, the Planning Department plans to act on the statues of Simon Bolivar and Juan Belmonte, located on the Paseo de las Delicias and Triana, respectively.
“This 2020 is an exercise of enormous importance for the conservation and restoration of the heritage of our city and its enhancement, reinforcing the strategy already initiated in the previous municipal mandate,” said the Councilor for Urban Habitat, Culture and Tourism, Antonio Munoz, who added that “all work will be supervised by the Planning Department of Seville and the deadline for the start of the intervention will be 48 hours in those actions considered urgent, such as those that involve risks to people or the integrity of the monument or sculpture. ”