Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

New York, NY

When EverGreene was asked to clean the ceiling of this historic Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Manhattan’s Upper East Side after a minor fire, the job initially seemed cut and dry. After scaffolding was erected and EverGreene technicians were able to examine the ceiling conditions firsthand, however, the condition assessment changed dramatically. In addition to the soot from the fire, decades of dirt had collected; there had been mild but consistent water damage, and the rising hot air in the cathedral had effectively baked the mural’s paint off of its canvas. With conditions such as these, if technicians had tried to simply clean the ceiling, they would have effaced the paint completely from the mural. The cleaning job turned into a conservation job, and yet the timeline was still fixed at exactly 1 month. EverGreene technicians worked literally around the clock to restore and conserve the ceiling, and completed the job on budget and on schedule.