American Museum of Natural History
Bank of New York
Cathedral of St. John 
Chrysler Building 
City Hall
Columbia University
Cooper Union
Federal Reserve
First Congregational
First Presbyterian
General Theological Seminary
Guggenheim Museum
Holy Trinity
Knox Building
Lord & Burnham
Metropolitan Museum
Mt. Vernon
NY Public Library
New York Life
Plaza Hotel
Rockefeller Univ.
Rodin Studios
St. Michael's Church
UN Fountain
University Club

Location: New York City
Description: Fountain rehabilitation
Types of work: Concrete

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Details: Nicholson & Galloway acted as General Contractor and used all of our own personnel during this rehabilitation project.

Due to the historic importance of the United Nations Complex, all of our new work had to carefully match the original. Prior to any demolition, Nicholson & Galloway carefully


measured all existing elements and took samples of all colors to ensure a perfect match. 13,000 square feet of 4” thick original decorative concrete at the bottom of the fountain was demolished and removed. Following in-house shop drawings, 1,120 pre-cast concrete serpentine curbs were fabricated. The curbs were then installed in the field to act as forms for the cast-in-place concrete.

With large crews on-hand, white concrete and black concrete slabs were poured-in-place in alternate rows to match the original colors. Before the concrete was allowed to set-up, colored river-washed pebbles were manually pressed into the concrete.

In addition to the concrete work, the walls of the tank were stripped and painted and all granite trim was cut out and fully re-caulked.

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