Nicholson & Galloway was hired to restore the
exterior of City Hall on a fast-track basis in the summer
of 1998. Scaffolds were installed on the building within
ten days of project award. Submittals and samples were completed
and approved within twenty days.
day shift and a night shift were put in place immediately
to maintain the schedule. In addition, two man-lifts were
used throughout the project so that cleaning equipment could
be used on the facade in advance of the swing-stage scaffolding.
contract was awarded at the end of June and the work was
substantially completed by October, a total of four months.
work of the project consisted of cleaning over fifty thousand
square feet of Alabama Veined Limestone, cutting and pointing
deteriorated mortar joints, installing lead weather-caps
on all watertables, and miscellaneous stone patching and
dutchman. In addition, we primed, painted and refurbished
all two hundred plus windows. Cleaning
methods used on the facade included water-cleaning, poultices,
Armex, as well as a host of chemical cleaners.
work was approved by the New York City Landmarks Commission,
and as always, all work was supervised and performed by
Nicholson & Galloway's own personnel.