By COLlive reporter
The yellow and brown staircase connecting the main shul with the “upstairs” entrance floor of 770 Eastern Parkway has been renovated and completed in time for Rosh Hashana.
Rabbi Chaim Baruch Halberstam from the ‘bedek habayis’ maintenance committee, oversaw the renovations with modern gray tiles and new flooring on the steps.
The Rebbe would often use the staircase to walk down from his office to the main shul for davening, farbrengens and public addresses. In later years, the Rebbe would only use it during Shabbos and Yomim Tovim (and the elevator during the weekdays).
Those overseeing the renovations say they made it a point to keep the original handrails intact – the iron on one side, the wooden on the other – which the Rebbe used. They were, however, repainted.