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NY Public Library
New York Life
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Rockefeller Univ.
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UN Fountain
University Club

Location: New York City
Description: Complete Exterior Restoration
Types of work: Tile roofing, limestone cleaning, stone restoration, self adhering roofing

Details: For New York Life's 150th Anniversary, Nicholson & Galloway restored their 1927 Gothic-Revival headquarters. The portions restored included the limestone facade, the gold tile roof and the copper-clad fleche and lantern at the pinnacle.

Working off of stationary-scaffolding, we removed 27,000 deteriorated terra-cotta roof tiles and replaced them with new 24-carat gold-clad tiles. New membrane under-layment, stainless steel fasteners and hurricane clips were integrated into the system to create a durable roof which could withstand windy New York winters.

The massive limestone facades were gently cleaned with a water-soak process off of swing-stage scaffolding. Masonry joints were repointed and spalled limestone was patched in-situ to match the existing stone. Six foot wide stone lintels above windows were removed and reinstalled so that repairs could be made to the concealed structural steel.

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