Nicholson & Galloway was awarded the entire limestone
restoration of the Fifth Avenue facade at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. The Fifth Avenue facade runs from 80th Street
to 84th Street, approximately 1,000 linear feet.
restoration program included installation of stationary
scaffolding on the entire facade. We cleaned all of the
limestone, using a gentle water soak and power washing technique.
It was cut and pointed 100%, using a soft limestone rich
mortar. In areas where there was localized deterioration
of flat and ornamental stone, we removed the stone and installed
pre-carved Dutchmen, and in some places carved the Dutchmen
program also entailed re-coating of all bronze monumental
windows and removal and reinstallation of approximately
1,200 linear feet of Monel gutter. This was a three year
project, which was completed on schedule.