NYC’s historic Trinity Church to partially close for 2 years

New York City’s Trinity Church will face a two-year renovation that will keep visitors out of its nave, reports the Associated Press. A chapel in the building’s northwest corner will remain open throughout the renovation process.

To the relief of history lovers and Hamilton fans, the Trinity graveyard, which contains the graves of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, will stay open.

Renovations will increase church capacity to 652 people (currently, Trinity can hold 514), increase accessibility, add new restrooms, add a canopy to protect clergy from the weather as they assemble for the weekly Sunday procession into the church, and restore the stained glass. A new stained glass window will be installed on the Broadway-facing wall, and a new pipe organ is being built in Germany.

St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity’s nearby chapel, will host Sunday services during the renovation.

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