Work expected to be completed soon on door to Cathedral square
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Work on the door, which is to be positioned in the large archway that was opened in Cathedral square in 1956, is due to be completed in the coming weeks.
This door is expected to return the appearance of the Citadel bastions to as it was in the 1950s, before the opening was made
It will only be opened for public use as the need arises and on special occasions, mostly in connection with religious functions in the Cathedral Church.
This gate (door) was constructed by UK Loco Ltd in England and is made up of a mixture of several materials. The door frame is in iron, and the door itself contains local Maltese limestone, bronze and glass. The door will be mechanically operated with several electric motors, each controlling the different openings within the door.
When closed the door is seen in four parts, the lower part consist of three sections, where both side sections will be for the general public to walk through, the middle section, which has a ramp, will be opened for vehicles and ceremonies that are connected with the Cathedral Church, while the top section will only be opened for processions from the Church.