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The ironwork structure of one quarter of the hall, around the Prince Consort engine, has been restored.

 
Central octagon and screens


Octagon screen

 

 

 
Monogram of the Metropolitan Board of Works

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Restored and painted structure (one quarter of hall) compared with unrestored and rusty (remaining three-quarters).

  

 
The new paint stops halfway across, emphasising the difference, and what has and can be achieved.

 

 
Column capital decoration. Spiral staircase in central octagon leading to basement.

   
Ground level railings around the opening for the arm that cranks the flywheel.

 
Decoration at top of octagon, and beneath window on upper level

 
Restored stairs leading to platform over Prince Consort engine. Spiral staircase leading from octagon to basement.

 
Basement

 
Stairs leading from ground floor to upper level.

 
Treads and risers

 
Fishscale pattern flooring, the upper part of the photo shows it restored to grey and vermilion, the lower part awaiting attention (not a shadow effect). View from below.

 


Tiling on upper level

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Three-quarters of the hall await restoration.

 

 
This was the main north front entrance, until an extension was built over it.

 

 


Door at east end

 
Decoration still visible on parts awaiting restoration.

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