For instance, a guard rail at the first and second balcony levels was needed to meet code requirements, and this required the removal of some rosettes on the balcony faces to allow room for welders to work behind the ornamentation.
If you viewed the image of the rosettes during the installation, you were able to see the ironwork projecting vertically at the top. You will also see the band of eggs and tulips below the rosettes. I believe there was a total of about sixty of these egg and tulip embellishments replaced. The profiled ledge running horizontally below the rosettes was damaged in many areas, and needed to be removed in several other areas. The profile at the edge of the soffit, below the eggs, does not show up very well in this picture, but it was also damaged in many areas, and was repaired in place with mitre rods passed down to me by my father and grandfather.
Eventually images will be published here of these ornaments with the final decoration in place.
Another area needing structural work behind the ornamentation was at the sides of the vertical band at the box seat surrounds. An example of this band, actually three bands, can be seen if you click here. The band of masks, cornucopias, etc in the center, the two flat yellow areas on each side, and the gold powdered and copper powdered bands at each side of the yellow needed to be removed and replaced after welding was done for a structure to support parts of the new sound system. The picture you viewed is not the actual areas removed, just an example. I will publish the actual areas eventually as the digital images become available. A section about fifteen feet top to bottom was removed at each of the two box surrounds.