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Make an Impact with the Zero Net Carbon Collaboration (ZNCC)

The Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing and Historic Buildings (ZNCC) is looking for new partners in the fight to reduce the carbon footprint of existing and historic buildings. The ZNCC currently includes organizational representatives and individual members who are working to develop strategies to reach the zero net carbon goals being established by government entities and to reduce the...

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wing at The Riverside Church. Photo by Jack Kucy.

Preserving the Legacy

Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wing at The Riverside Church by Jack Kucy. As we wrap up a façade restoration project that we are particularly proud of, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at The Riverside Church’s south wing. Renamed in 1985, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wing is a seven-story, modern Gothic annex located...

Concrete Waterproofing with Urethane Injection Grout

Injection Connection – Using Urethane Injection Grout to Save the Foundation of a Historic Building

When the construction of a new condominium had compromised the structural integrity and waterproof qualities of the neighboring 120-year-old foundation wall, Scott Henson Architect was contacted to assist and monitor the experts repairing it to stabilize and prevent further damage. It was determined that, over time, cracks had developed throughout the foundation walls of the building leading to water infiltration damage,...

Why the Prices of Houses in Historic Districts are Higher Than Most

Why the Prices of Houses in Historic Districts are Higher Than Most

The New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) published a study detailing how the designation of historic districts in the city has affected home prices. The IBO found that prices for homes in historic districts have been consistently higher than those outside historic districts. In the report's introduction, the IBO evaluates the relationship between historic districts and the correlation of higher...