HSBC Bank (Owner)
New York City
Owners of this local landmark building and flagship structure
of HSBC USA, commissioned the FacadeMDTeam to conduct an emergency
survey of projecting ornamental copper detailing where a small
section had fallen to the street.
FacadeMD professionals evaluated the copper and supporting armature
and recommended repairs, but also found extensive deterioration
at the slate-clad mansard roof. FacadeMDthen conducted a survey of
exterior walls and roofs, from the ground, from the roof and from
pipe scaffolding, and performed Identification and analysis of
deteriorated conditions, leading to the preparation of construction
documents for restoration work. FacadeMDprofessionals administered
replacement of cracked and displaced face brick, replacement of
ornamental copper at projecting water tables and cornice, replacement
of the slate mansard roof, and pointing of deteriorated mortar.
FacadeMD performed periodic visits to the site during construction
as well as handling coordination of filing and bidding of designed
repairs and coordination of meetings with owner and contractors.
During implementation of the extensive restoration program, the
building remained fully occupied by senior bank executives. Most
of the ornamental copper was repaired in place, affecting a substantial
savings in time and money.