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The Franklin-Hudson Building

We were retained to work on the exterior restoration of this ten-story loft building.

The Neo-Renaissance building is situated in the Tribeca West Historic District. SHA carried out a full exterior restoration of the building.

The scope of work included brick reconstruction and waterproofing, terra cotta and stone repairs, wood window repairs and a window replacement masterplan, structural steel spandrel replacement, a storefront design and masterplan, and awning repairs.

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The Puck Building

We were engaged to direct the restoration of this 1883 historic building located in the SoHo Landmark District. Designed in the Queen Anne/ Renaissance Revival styles by H.J. Schwartzmann & Co. Architect and altered in 1898 by the firm of Buchman & Deisler the building has undergone numerous renovations and housed residences as well as a technical school.

The Puck building, originally the home of the Puck magazine is one of the great surviving buildings from New York’s old publishing and printing district. The red-brick rounded arched structure occupies the entire block bound by Lafayette, Houston, Mulberry and Jersey Streets. It has been one of the most prominent architectural presences in the area since its construction in 1885. The result of three stages of construction, the building and its additions read as a single unified composition because of its supervision by architect Albert Wagner. The style is an adaptation of the Romanesque Revival, which reached popularity in the 1880’s. We performed a historic structure report in 2006, which aided the restoration program performed over the course of the following two years.

The restoration program included cast iron repairs and painting, mortar joint cutting and repointing, brick reconstruction, gilding restoration, window caulking, shutter repairs and painting, roof and coping stone repairs, chimney reconstruction, and façade cleaning. In addition to the restoration program, we executed Local Law 11 inspections and interior plan reviews. Presently, the Puck building houses office and event space and is home to New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. This iconic New York City landmark remains one of the most striking 19th century industrial buildings in lower Manhattan today.

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The Union League Club

We were retained to direct the restoration of this neo-classical New York City Landmark building, originally built in 1931 by Benjamin Wistar Morris, of Morris & O’Connor. The restoration included repairs to the limestone cladding, brick reconstruction, and a new roofing membrane.

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30 Bond Street

This seven-story brick and brownstone condominium building, located in the NOHO Historic District, underwent an exterior restoration.

It was one of the first in the district to reflect the district's shift from residential to commercial buildings in the late 19th century, the building features a street level storefront space which was restored to closely match the original.

The brick and brownstone upper floors were repaired with masonry patching mortars and re-pointed, and the roof was replaced with a new liquid applied roofing membrane.

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The Fleming Smith Warehouse

We were retained to direct the restoration of this Landmark building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally designed in 1891 by notable New York architect Stephen Decatur Hatch in the Romanesque Revival and neo-Flemish styles, the restoration included masonry reconstruction, repairs to the original stone cladding, historic wood window replacement and cast iron restoration.

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