RITZ CARLTON HOTELS
Millenium MDA (Developer) - Boston, MA
Millenium Partners (Developer) - New York City
Le Triomphe Property Group (Developer) - New Orleans, LA
Boston, FacadeMDconducted a survey of exterior walls, from the ground,
from roofs, from pipe staging and swing scaffolding, identifying
and analyzing deteriorated conditions and leading to the preparation
of construction documents for restoration work. FacadeMDprofessionals
administered replacement of the original poor quality cast concrete
detail stones with high quality cast concrete ornamental panels,
matching the original appearance.
Boston's Local landmark building had been deemed unsafe due to
loose fragments on exterior walls and had massive sidewalk bridging
in place for several years prior to this project. Previous recommendations
included removing all face brick from the building and installing
additional substructure which would have required replacement
of all interior finishes.
The FacadeMDTeam developed a simple testing process to show that the
existing wall structure was suitable for minor upgrading and pinning
of the existing face brick in place, resulting in substantial
cost savings to the owner.
In New York, FacadeMDconducted a survey of exterior walls, from ground,
setback roofs and swing scaffold to identify and analyze deteriorated
conditions, leading to preparation of construction documents for
restoration work. FacadeMDalso assisted in detailing for new construction
at the top of the building, assisted in bidding and filing processes,
and performed periodic visits to the site during construction.
FacadeMD professionals administered extensive renovation and modernization
of this structure, originally the St. Moritz Hotel, including
the replacement of cracked and displaced face brick, the replacement
and stabilization of existing terra cotta ornamentation with new
GFRC and cast stone to match the original, pointing of deteriorated
mortar, and repair of corroded structural steel.
previous developers had been frightened off by the visible cracking
and reportedly poor condition of the existing masonry and ornamentation,
FacadeMDanalysis indicated a repairable condition of existing masonry
walls within the owner's project parameters.
In New Orleans, FacadeMDperformed similar investigative and analytical
services leading to construction documents detailing recommended
repairs to the locally-beloved former Maison Blanche department