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Location: New York City
Description: Masonry restoration and roof replacement
Types of work: Brickwork, terracotta, slate roofing, copperwork
New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

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Details: This brick and terra cotta structure was built on East 88th Street in 1899 and is a New York City Landmark. Nicholson & Galloway completed a major roof replacement and masonry repair project.

All existing roofing slate was removed with all associated flashings. New copper gutters and flashings were installed followed by new 14”x 8” Unfading Vermont Red Slate. In all, over 10,000 square feet of slate was replaced along with all copper ridges, hips, trough-gutters, leaders and dormers with louvered vents. Masonry work included dismantling and rebuilding ten terra cotta pinnacles, rebuilding of brick piers and dismantling and rebuilding thirty linear-feet of terra cotta balustrade.

Selected terra cotta components were carefully removed, molded and replaced with new pre-cast concrete replacements. All of the work was performed from stationary scaffolding on a very restricted site.

As always, all work was supervised and performed by Nicholson & Galloway’s own personnel.

  Nicholson & Galloway, Inc.  •  261 Glen Head Road, Glen Head, NY 11545  •  (516) 671-3900  •  (212) 685-6677
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