EXTERIOR RESTORATION AND RECONSTRUCTION
18 EAST 82ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY
Replicating a previously removed sheet metal cornice, limestone façade and balustrade at a 1901 townhouse (Richard W. Buckley) based on surviving evidence and historic documentation.
The original fifth story ornamental limestone façade and balustrade had been demolished in the 1970’s and replaced with an inappropriate four bay buff colored brick bow-front extension with a half conical slate roof. Using a small amount of surviving physical evidence at the end blocks along with historic photos and the original architect’s rendering, the façade, cornice and balustrade were meticulously replicated in matching materials. The work also included design, fabrication and installation of new limestone newels and code compliant ironwork based on the original rendering. At the side elevation a multi-storey projecting bay window and spandrel assembly that had been clad in residential aluminum siding was reclad in paneled zinc coated copper. The windows of all facades were replaced with exact historic replicas.