The new project for cleaning historical sites in Ngo Mon – the gate of Hue Citadel – gets a response from the community.
More than 186 years of existence, this residue is in a state of damage due to dirt, pollution from algae, moss, loss of beauty of the relics. So, it can be said that the project has great significance for people and tourists on Hue.
But, although they were judged to be practical, there are still doubts in the online community about this project. Some people think why to cleanse, because moss is what makes the ancient features of the historical monument? Others expressed dissatisfaction, arguing that the technology for cleaning steam – or cleaning steam – used in this project would damage the building.
So, are these opinions correct? We will deal with this article.
Moss and heritage should never be friends
Moss does antique features? The same is true, but in fact it is a wrong aesthetic perspective. Not only in historical places, but moss and construction works should never be friends.
Swords basically belong to a group of embryonic plants that are incapable of producing flowers and can not produce results. They simply grow in carpets on wet and gray surfaces, and in some cases make up the beauty of human works.
Mists can make an unusual but not a true "friend" of historical heritage
However, the presence of moss is harmful. Moss absorbs moisture from the brick wall to grow, deepens the roots, and then causes the building to degrade. Over time, stone walls can be crushed, even broken, fallen and endanger users.
Historical work like the Hugh Citadel, surely nobody wants to see that the degradation happens? So cleaning is essential.
Do you use a steam cleaning to destroy a legacy? Be sure, because …
Because this technology is already being applied to hundreds of historical locations in the world.
Cleaning Steam says it's a simple high-pressure vapor steam technology that cleans stubborn stains and is too deep in the structure of the object. Steam will "loosen" the connections between dust particles, destroying the two underground pollutants or hiding deeper into the holes in the rocks.
The unit that applies this technology to Ngo Mon Gate is Karcher – a 30 year company in the field of conservation and cleaning heritage around the world.
The most typical project is the cleaning of the statue of the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). As a historic symbol of the city, this work requires clean and gentle cleansing. And Karcher finished everything with Steam cleaning technology in March 1991, with more than 10 employees continuously working for a month.
Another prominent monument was also cleared of Rushmore Mountain – in the National Memorial Center (USA) in 2005. The mountain is carved with five former US presidents, full of lichens and algae. , moss and dirt, threaten to damage the underlying rock. And it took more than a month for Karcher to successfully replace the mountain.
Vapor cleaning technology for cleaning the centenary church Ulm Münster
Some churches dating back to the 14th century also use this cleaning technology. Starting in October 2018, Karche had a "change of clothes" for the Church of Ulm Münster in Germany – the relics existed more than 700 years ago.
The historical works of Asia also used Kercher with steam cleaning technology, such as the sentence of Nihonbashi (Japan), the statue Linh Sin Dai Buddha in the city of Wuyi (China), the National Monument of Indonesia's National Monument …
Hundreds of large-scale projects worldwide use this clean-cleaning technology. So, what are you afraid when Ngo Mon is again "replaced"?
Reference: Karche, facts about moss …