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Quebec City. The Château Frontenac. Fake roof .

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22 Apr 2013
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Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has launched a major renovation project aimed at replacing the original copper roof of the historic property. The large-scale, multi-phase initiative, which will be ongoing until the end of 2012, is necessary to ensure that the condition of this architectural treasure is maintained. The project, the cost of which is estimated at $7.5 million, will be supervised by Verreault Construction, one of Québec´s largest construction firms.

A few facts and figures about the project and Château Frontenac

Year Château Frontenac was built: 1893
Number of rooms: 618
Number of guests per year: more than 300,000 hotel guests every year
Year the original roof on the main tower was built: 1920 and 1924
Year Château Frontenac was acquired by SITQ: 2007
Total area of the roof: 17,600 square feet (1,635 m2), excluding dormer windows and secondary towers
Weight of copper: 80,000 lbs. (36,285 kg or over 36 tonnes)
Estimated cost of renovations (including roof and brickwork): $7.5 million
Reuse of original copper: At least 25% of the original copper will be used to create new works of art.

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