Restoration

A Look Into the On-going Restoration of Chartres Cathedral

Martin Filler reports for The New York Review of Books: A Scandalous Makeover at Chartres. Chartres Cathedral, with repainted vaulting in the choir contrasting with the existing nave and transepts in the foreground, Chartres, France, July 11, 2012 Over a lifetime of looking at buildings, a few have stood out as soul-stirring experiences. High among them is Chartres Cathedral, which I first...

Stella Tower Gets Back Its Crown

Anna Bergren Miller reports for The Architect's Newspaper: How Stella Tower Got Its Glory Back. JDS Development Group and Property Market Group's renovation of Ralph Walker-designed Stella Tower included restoring the Art Deco Crown. When JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group purchased the 1927 Ralph Walker high-rise in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in order to transform it into the Stella Tower condominiums, they realized that something was not quite right...

The Third Largest Theater in the City is Undergoing Restoration and Modernization

Henry Melcher reports for The Architect's Newspaper: The Kings Theater's Second Act. Brooklyn's largest and most stunning theater gets a meticulous renovation. In September, 1929, the grand and extravagant Kings Theater—one of Loew’s “Wonder Theaters”—opened its doors in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Designed by Rapp & Rapp, the palatial space hosted vaudeville shows, and later films, inside a grand auditorium that could seat more than 3,000...

Modernist House Brought Back to Life

Spencer Peterson reports for Curbed: This Modernist Cape Cod Cottage Was Saved Via Kickstarter.         The Kickstarter-funded restoration of Cape Cod's Weidlinger House has successfully pulled the modernist gem back from the brink. Last pictured in a pretty sorry state, with all of its glass windows and doors missing, its interior weathered by the elements, and a large chunk of its southwest corner taken out by...