Riverside Church

Industry Sector:

Religious

Services Provided:

- Historic Preservation
- Exterior Restoration

Project Overview:

Major façade restoration of this significant NY City Landmark included a 250 foot neo-Gothic limestone tower and cathedral with an adjoining 9-story wing. Restoration included limestone repair, cleaning, and repair of the underlying steel structure. Waterproofing of all roofs and terraces was completed as well as a reconstruction of the garth and sidewalks around the entire block. Sculptural, architectural elements and statuaries were also restored by replication with Dutchman repairs and patching mortar. The deteriorated stone was stabilized using chemical consolidants. Final restoration fixes included leaded glass and window repairs as well as extensive bird netting.