Our firm has completed several pro-bono projects for religious institutions in the neighborhood of our office. This project was the exterior restoration of a church built in 1865.
This project received a Certificate of Merit from the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
In addition to the exterior restoration, the project posed unique challenges – the rose window was structurally unstable and the bell tower was severely cracked. The congregation did not have the funds to totally replace either so we worked with structural engineers to devise unique solutions. A steel frame was installed – nearly invisible from the street – to stabilize the rose window. The bell tower was shored and the defective masonry replaced without the need to remove the large bronze bells.