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The ‘Orb’ temporary exhibition in the Lady Chapel of York Minster

Client: The Dean & Chapter of York Minster
Architect: Andrew Arrol
Contractor: Paragon Creative

This project is an offshoot of the dismantling and restoration of the glass and stonework of the gigantic East Window.

It gives the general public a unique opportunity to appreciate the extraordinary craftsmanship of the mediaeval glaziers and masons and understand the remarkable complexity of the process of restoration

This might have been a more or less mundane display of the various techniques employed, but by presenting the material in this slightly other-worldly flying saucer, it can be seen as the wonderful magic it actually is – the exquisite drawing and colouring of the glass, the amazing complexity of the detail and assembly, the astounding scale and ingenuity of the engineering and execution.

Client: The Dean & Chapter of York Minster
Architect: Andrew Arrol
Contractor: Paragon Creative

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