Mercantile Building

Address: New York, New York
Role: Preservation Architect
Architect: Ludlow and Peabody
Year Built: 1929
Completed: 2008
Project Status: Completed

Building restoration including brick masonry and limestone details.

The Mercantile Building is an art deco skyscraper designed by the New York architectural firm of Ludlow and Peabody.

When it was completed in 1929 the 48-story tower was the fourth tallest building in the world. The building’s original owner was Frederick William Vanderbilt.

Henson directed a full exterior restoration program which included terra cotta repairs, the restoration of the copper mansard roof, the installation of a new roof membrane, masonry repairs, and a window replacement program.


November 5, 2019


Historic Preservation