“Karl Lueger,” Am Cobenzl, 1190 Vienna

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The stone monument located to the north of Vienna on the way to the former Cobenzl castle-hotel dates back to the year 1915 and consists of a stela of Mannersdorf limestone and an enormous Carrara marble bust. On both sides of the stela hang Art-Nouveau-style laurel garlands. The stone surfaces of the monument were severely soiled, encrusted with mineral deposits, and covered with lichen, algae, and moss. At places, damage due to weathering and mechanical wear (chipped corners) is evident. The bullet holes in the beard had been filled by an optically and technically inappropriate material. The monument was cleaned, stabilized, and treated with a biocide. Missing parts were replaced using artificial stone mortar with slaked lime as a binder. Finally, the stone elements were waterproofed. The engraving was regilded with gold leaf on an oil ground.


Project Data:

Address: 1190 Vienna, Am Cobenzl
Service: Stone restoration
Service period: July to September 2006


Photo Gallery:

Before restoration
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Restoration
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Last updated: 07/07/2015  Imprint ©2015 Denkmalpflege G.m.b.H. & Mag. Klaus Wedenig Restaurierung & Konservierung