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Syracuse Media Group: “92-year-old Chandeliers Returned to Hotel Syracuse”’s Rick Moriarty recently published an article detailing the return of Hotel Syracuse’s historic chandeliers following their six-month restoration at Grand Light’s lighting restoration and custom lighting facility in Seymour, Connecticut. The article on the project can be found online by clicking here. For full details about the project including photos of the progress, please visit the our lighting restoration project page.

From the article:

Syracuse, N.Y. — The Hotel Syracuse’s chandeliers were returned to the historic downtown building on Tuesday following their six-month renovation in Connecticut.

Workers with Associated Industrial Riggers, of East Syracuse, hoisted 92-year-old chandeliers back up to the ceiling in the hotel’s grand lobby. They also installed newly created, though old looking, chandeliers in the hotel’s Persian Terrace room.

Artisans at Grand Light, of Seymour, Conn., cleaned and restored the lobby chandeliers and created the new ones for the Persian Terrace. The company has also restored the original chandeliers from the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, some of which weigh 700 pounds. Those will be hoisted back into place at a later time.

Hotel owner Ed Riley plans to reopen the hotel as a 261-room Marriott Syracuse Downtown this summer following a $70 million renovation and historical restoration. Opened in 1924, the hotel closed in 2004 and was acquired by Riley in 2014.

The return of the chandeliers comes just in time. Though there is still lots of construction going on, the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade grand marshal celebration dinner is scheduled to be held in the Persian Terrace on Friday night.

By Rick Moriarty |

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