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Ronnie Peragallo, 24, and his cousin Anthony Peragallo, (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Ronnie Peragallo, 24, and his cousin Anthony Peragallo, 27, remove one of the pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, which is undergoing a major restoration project and includes the cleaning and restoring of the famous organ. (June. 20, 2012)

St. Patrick's Cathedral organ removed for cleaning

The powerful, uplifting music that pulsates from 9,000 pipes of St. Patrick's Cathedral's organs is temporarily silenced pending completion of the 130-year-old cathedral's restoration. (June 20, 2012)

Anthony Peragallo, 27, and cousin Ronnie Peragallo, 24,
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Anthony Peragallo, 27, and cousin Ronnie Peragallo, 24, remove one of the pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, which is undergoing a major restoration project and includes the cleaning and restoring of the famous organ. (June. 20, 2012)

Members of the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company wrap
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company wrap up one of the thousands of pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in order to transport them to their facilities to be cleaned and restored. (June. 20, 2012)

Members of the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company wipe
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Members of the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company wipe dust off of one of the thousands of pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan before packing each one up and taking them to be cleaned and restored. (June. 20, 2012)

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Ronnie Peragallo, 24, and his cousin Anthony Peragallo,
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Ronnie Peragallo, 24, and his cousin Anthony Peragallo, 27, remove one of the pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, which is undergoing a major restoration project and includes the cleaning and restoring of the famous organ. (June. 20, 2012)

Anthony Peragallo, 27, removes one of the pipes
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Anthony Peragallo, 27, removes one of the pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, which is undergoing a major restoration project and includes the cleaning and restoring of the famous organ. (June. 20, 2012)

Over the course of a couple of days,
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Over the course of a couple of days, members of the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company will remove thousands of pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan before packing each one up, transporting them down the scaffolding and taking them to be cleaned and restored. (June. 20, 2012)

Anthony Peragallo, 27, removes one of the pipes
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Anthony Peragallo, 27, removes one of the pipes from the organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, which is undergoing a major restoration project and includes the cleaning and restoring of the famous organ. (June. 20, 2012)

The organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan was installed in 1930 and is the process of being dismantled, cleaned and restored as part of the major restoration project taking place at the Cathedral this year. (June. 20, 2012)

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