Completed in 1607 under the King of France, Henri IV, the Pont Neuf (translates to New Bridge) is the oldest bridge in Paris. A complete restoration was undertaken in 2007 with Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes.
Classified by the UNESCO as a World Heritage monument, Mont Saint Michel Abbey was founded at the beginning of the Christian era. The collegiate church dates from the IX and X centuries, but the site, as we see it today, has been developed over several centuries. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes were chosen due to its authenticity, sustainability and its ability to adapt to a marine environment for ongoing preservation, restoration and maintenance.
Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror. Throughout the centuries, it has been used as a fortress, a prison, a royal residence and an armory, and currently is the home of the crown jewels and a museum. Today, Saint Astier provides the Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars for maintenance and restoration.
Notre Dame is one of the most recognizable examples of Gothic Architecture in France and in Europe. Its construction began in 1163 and lasted for two centuries. Maintenance, restoration work, and preservation have used Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes extensively, as do most French historical churches, basilicas, chapels and cathedrals.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870. The Restoration of the Fifth Avenue façade presented many challenges in balancing modern intervention with traditional restoration procedures. The selection, testing and ultimate adoption of Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars was based on ASTM, British Standards and European Norms. The masonry had suffered significant damage from the use of high-strength cement based mortar.
The Restoration of the Fifth Avenue Facades of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (pdf) by Timothy Allanbrook and Kyle C. Normandin, APT International Bulletin, Vol. XXXVIIII, No. 4.
Dover Castle was founded in the XII century. Massive rebuilding took place at the end of the XVIII century during the Napoleonic Wars. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes have been specified for the multi-million-dollar restoration, which began in early 2010.