DURHAM, N.C. — Duke Chapel, one of the most recognizable buildings in North Carolina, will be closing its doors for an entire year, according to the Herald Sun.
The chapel will be closed for “restoration work required to preserve and maintain the beauty and use of the Chapel building for future generations,” according to the chapel’s website.
It will be closed May 11, 2015, the day after next year’s graduation, and is expected to reopen in spring 2016.
The decision to do the restoration work stems from an incident two years ago in which a small tile fell from the chapel’s ceiling.
The restoration project will include the ceiling, replace the roof, restore several stained glass windows and much of the woodwork and clean the floors and walls.
Weddings will not be held while the chapel is closed.
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