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In 2001, the two magnificent pink brass and crystal chandeliers suspended in the Assembly Chamber underwent extensive restoration which included the replacement of the winch mechanisms to lower and raise the fixtures. (See Legislative Activities 2001 )

On November 8, 2002, almost one year after the restoration and several days before the Legislature was scheduled to sit, the south chandelier crashed to the floor while it was being raised after it had been lowered for cleaning. The accident demolished two of the Members' desks in the Chamber, damaged the Clerk's Table and its original marble top. The most significant damage was to the ornate pink brass chandelier frame and to the majority of the 574 pieces of crystal suspended from the frame (see photo above), including several of the chandelier's 18 lead crystal globes.

The affected desks and table were restored in time for the opening of the new session. Temporary lighting was installed and remained in place until the restoration of the south chandelier was completed. The objective of the restoration was to retain as much of the original artistry as possible.

For more information on the restoration of the south chandelier, refer to Legislative Activities 2005.

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