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Crown of Gold: Roof Gleams Anew Atop N.Y. Landmark

A D+D Online Feature published September 17, 2010



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by Joe Maty

New York Life Insurance Company has successfully built an indelible brand identity by calling itself “The Company You Keep.”...
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Tagged categories: Commercial Buildings; Gilding; Historic Preservation; Restoration; Roof coatings

Comment from Peter Spencer, (9/20/2010, 4:31 PM)

What an amazing restoration, must have created interest in the business community, great views of the city whilst working on such a prestigous project. Peter Spencer from New Zealand


Comment from Chuck Pease, (11/8/2010, 3:09 PM)

Would be curious of what the Sf price was for the work. Very detailed and labour intensive. Jobs like this make me proud to be in the profession I am in


Comment from Michael Kramer, (11/8/2010, 6:31 PM)

A job like this is hard to break down into a basic unit price. The tiles were one issue and the lantern was a completely different set of challenges.....the materials alone were over $30/sf. And yes, the views were magnificent, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, we enjoyed the rarefied atmosphere as much as we possibly could.


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