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Text: "Washington Square Arch Restoration"
CITY OF NEW YORK/PARKS & RECREATION

START DATE: January, 2003
COMPLETION : Spring 2004
COST: $2.9 million

HISTORY | CONSERVATION | CREDITS | LINKS


Drawing of interior staircase in west pier of the Arch


Section through west pier of the
Arch, showing interior staircase (Koutsomitis Architects, 2002)

· Recarving and replacement of select elements

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Securing loose pieces of masonry

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Filling cracks and fissures

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Laser imaging of heads of Washington

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Repair of statues of Washington

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Repointing joints

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Low-velocity micro-abrasive cleaning

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Chemical consolidation of stonework

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Roof replacement

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Installation of protective bird netting

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Installation of exterior lighting

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Installation of historic marker

If you have any questions about this project,
or for emergencies, call 311 or (212) NEW YORK.

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