EXTERIOR PRESERVATION

891 AMSTERDAM AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY

 

Type: 

1882 brick and brownstone institutional building with 1904 addition. The building possesses a complex slate mansard roof with brick and stone corner turrets and dormers. The original building was designed by Richard Morris Hunt as a residence for destitute war widows. The building was converted into the New York Branch of Hostelling International in the mid 1980's. It is an individually designated New York City Landmark.

Scope:

Full slate mansard roof replacement along with replacement of the existing flat membrane roofing. The work includes a significant quantity of deteriorated brick and stone masonry rebuilding and restoration, replacement of fireproof dormer roof framing and decking, and installation of cast stone and metal finials based on historic documentation.

Budget: $1,500,000