New York City Hall

New York, NY

City Hall is an elegant landmark of Federal-period New York, influenced by English Regency architecture.  It was built by Mangin & McComb in 1803-13, restored by Leopold Eidlitz in 1859, and restored again by Grosvenor Atterbury in 1917. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 and is a NYC Landmark.

EverGreene first provided plaster restoration services and decorative painting in the rotunda in 1997 under the guidance of the New York Economic Development Corporation.  In 2010, EverGreene returned to conduct a plaster survey and provide plaster restoration services to the interior.  Our team surveyed conditions for repairs and patches, then presented a report on the quantity of work necessary for each repair, before implementing the work. The project had a rigorous schedule of the occupied courthouse in coordination with the New York City Department of Design & Construction and the Public Design Commission of the City of New York.

Our craftspeople addressed the following scope of work:

  • Cutting and selective demolition of existing plaster.
  • Repair/ replacement of existing flat and ornamental plaster including the repair of cracks, spalls, replacement of missing elements, removal/replacement of unsound plaster, the replacement of plaster required for MEP upgrades, and the patching around fire sprinklers were called out in the plans.
  • Skim coating of flat plaster to be painted.
  • Plaster survey to document areas where plaster is failing and where plaster repairs (including, but not limited to, cracks, spalls, delamination, breaks, losses, etc.) were required, as verified with the architect.
  • Gypsum veneer plastering of selected areas
  • Stripping: mechanical & chemical removal of existing finishes from architectural ornament
  • Interior painting