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Location: New York City
Types of work: Facade restoration, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Terra Cotta Restoration, Terra Cotta Brick Replacement, Cast Stone Installation, Wood Window Restoration, Cast Iron Restoration, Brick Corner Rebuilding

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Awards: New York Landmarks Conservancy
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

 

Details: Nicholson & Galloway was hired in 2006 as a general restoration contractor by the owners of 200 West to perform a full exterior façade restoration. This Cass Gilbert NYC Landmark was plagued with failing terra cotta and corroding structural steel backup. N&G completely removed the existing 8’ tall x 210 linear feet terra cotta cornice and replaced it with new structural steel and new Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) units. New GFRC cornice was capped with 1,100 square feet of copper standing seam roofing. Three corners of building were reconstructed with new terra cotta brick units and reinforced steel. Approximately 400 pieces of failed terra cotta were replaced with new matching cast stone units. Six terra cotta balconies were completely dismantled and rebuilt with new and salvaged material. Twenty cast iron balconies were completely stripped of lead paint and repainted. 175 pieces of cast iron were replaced and or repaired. 235 historic wood window units were completely restored and repainted. Project was completed in 2007 and won the NYC Lucy G. Moses Landmarks Award.

Owner's Representative: 200 West 57th Street Associates
Architect: Zaskorski Nataro Architects
Engineers: Silman Associates
General Restoration Contractor: Nicholson & Galloway Inc.
Windows and paint: H&S Environmental
Cast Stone & GFRC: Towne House Restoration
Scaffold: York Scaffold Equipment Corp.

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