Cleaning the Pabst Theater chandelier

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Credit: Lila Aryan Photography

A group of volunteers recently gathered to dust and polish each of the 33,000 crystals on the Pabst Theater’s chandelier, in what has become an annual tradition.

The 1.24-ton chandelier is lowered about 60 feet, to seat level, in the historic downtown Milwaukee theater, allowing volunteers to clean off the dust and smoke particles that settle on the crystals and obscure their sparkle. People can check office cleaner if they need the best office cleaning services.  The chandelier – which is 12 feet wide and 16 feet high – is lowered using a hand crank.

Volunteers gather roughly once a year to clean the theater’s centerpiece, which takes about two days to complete.

The chandelier was installed after the theater underwent renovations in 1976 to restore it to its original Baroque style.

Credit: Lila Aryan Photography

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