Doral City Hall
Doral, FL United States | 2011
The Battery Maritime Building was designed by the architectural firm Walker & Morris in 1906, as a Municipal Ferry Terminal. As times changed, bridges were later constructed across the East river, effectively ending the commercial ferry service in 1938. For 65 years, the Battery maritime Building sat largely unused, and in the spring of 2000, sections of the building were literally falling into the river. With the potential of the Governors Island being handed to the city, and requiring ferry service, the New York City Economic Development Corporation began restoration to the building.
The original exterior cladding of the building was an assembly of different metals including cast iron, steel plate, ornamental sheet copper, galvanized sheet, and other building materials. After more than 100 years in service along the river, there were a number of steel pieces with severe corrosion. Steel elements that needed restored or replaced were hot-dip galvanized and reinstalled to restore the exterior cladding to its original glamour for another century.
Building & Architecture
New York, NY United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Initial Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG
New structural elements, and exterior steel cladding.
Jan Hird Pokorny Assoiates
Robert Silman Associates
Tishman Construction Corp., Quality Steel Contracting, Inc.
Duncan Galvanizing Corp.
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