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A Concise Look at Architectural Conservation

A Concise Look at Architectural Conservation

What is Architectural Conservation?

Architectural conservation aims to preserve the historical aesthetics and inherent value of an aging structure. Architectural conservation involves a range of techniques, including restoration, rehabilitation and implementation of legal standards that restrict the modification or demolition of historically important buildings.

Architectural conservation seeks to retain original building materials and decorative finishes as much as possible. Properties that suffer significant deterioration may be rehabbed with modern materials in ways that give every appearance of historical authenticity.

Some of Our Conservation Projects

The Knickerbocker Telephone Company building that stands squarely on Lafayette Street in Lower Manhattan is one example of respectful restoration as done by Scott Henson Architecture. In partnership with General Growth Properties, the Knickerbocker building is currently undergoing a full facade restoration, cornice repair and rooftop redevelopment. When the project is complete, the handsome brownstone will offer upscale office space for Manhattan businesses.

285 Central Park West is a splendid example of turn-of-the-20th-century Beaux Arts residential elegance. Scott Henson Architecture is pleased to have been the architect responsible for the restoration and preservation of this visually stunning structure.

Who We Are

Manhattan is home to countless old buildings of architectural and historical significance, and Henson Architecture is proud to be an integral part of their preservation. Ever sensitive to the architectural significance of conservation projects, Scott Henson seeks always to preserve the context and authentic nature of historical structures for the visual and cultural enjoyment of current and future generations.

When you are ready to know more about architectural conservation and how it positively impacts New York City, please contact us without hesitation.

Published in Landmarks Preservation

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