Preservation Pointers #5: Sidney Yates Building Tour

Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:51 PM | Ellen O'Brien (Administrator)

Recently a small group of APT DC members were led on a tour of the exterior of the Sidney Yates building by representatives from Grunley Construction Company. The tour included discussions on the restoration techniques used at the windows and masonry units, and up-close viewing of these elements from the scaffolding at the south side and west sides of the building. A few key points from the project shared by Nick Patrick of Grunley include:

· 2 year project

· 130,000 LF of pointing (largest lime putty based repointing job in GSA’s building stock)

· Over 6400 brick replacements

· Over 1000 Jahn patches

· Over 60 new granite, bluestone, and brownstone stone replacements

· 1200 LF of new gutter installed

· Over 8000 LF of new flashing installed

· 568 windows restored

Thanks go out to Grunley for sharing the project with APT DC!

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