Puerto Rico to reopen historic church after long restoration


#PuertoRico … ” the restoration of the second oldest surviving Spanish church in the Americas, the San José Church (surpassed in age only by the oldest Spanish cathedral in the Americas, which is located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) led by leading Puerto Rican architect Jorge Rigau.”

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[Many thanks to Veerle Poupeye for bringing this item to our attention via Critical.Caribbean.Art.] Dánica Coto (AP) writes about the restoration of the second oldest surviving Spanish church in the Americas, the San José Church (surpassed in age only by the oldest Spanish cathedral in the Americas, which is located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) led by leading Puerto Rican architect Jorge Rigau.

The construction worker stood on his tiptoes and tried to arrange a crown of thorns on a statue of Jesus while architect Jorge Rigau fired a flurry of directions from beneath the ladder. “Grab it like this and move it just a bit,” he said, motioning with his fingers. “Move it to the right, but don’t lower it.”

It was one of the final touches on a detailed restoration of the second oldest surviving Spanish church in the Americas, whose construction had begun by 1532 on land…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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