Graciano Corporation, one of the country’s leading architectural masonry restoration and historic restoration firms, received the 2008 Lucy G. Moses Award for its restoration work on the Moynihan Station. Bestowed annually by the New York Landmarks Conservancy to recognize excellence in historic preservation, the award honors the legacy of Lucy Moses, a generous and dedicated New York resident who committed substantial resources to the preservation of New York City Landmarks. The award was presented to representatives from the company at a reception held on April 20th at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights.
Working closely with architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture LLC, and Building Conservation Associates (BCA) for façade restoration consultation, Graciano supervised and executed all phases of a comprehensive plan to restore the façade, while keeping the Station open to the public and commuters.
Graciano Corporation was charged with restoring 43,400 square feet of this New York City landmark’s main elevation. Areas restored included restoration of the façade facing 8th Avenue, two returns on 31st and 33rd Streets, the building’s architectural cheneau feature, significant repair and replacement of hundreds of terra-cotta components for the cheaneau, cleaning, pointing and stone repair of the granite façade, restoration of 33 original wood windows, rehabilitation of 21 Corinthian columns and bird proofing, as well as granite façade cleaned and pointed.
“It is an honor to again be recognized with this prestigious award, remarked Tom Corbo, Vice President and General Manager of Graciano’s New York Division. We are so pleased to be involved in restoring this historic structure that is still being used by so many New Yorkers on a daily basis.”
With offices in New York City, New Jersey and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graciano Corporation, is known and respected nationwide for its expertise in masonry restoration, historic restoration and preservation. Some of the company’s other projects have included The Cloisters, Rockefeller Center, the Queensboro Bridge, MetLife Tower and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a 2005 Lucy Moses winner. The company has won numerous awards from the International Masonry Institute, New York Construction News, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and others.
Contact: Glenn Foglio, President, Graciano Corporation 412-963-8400 .