Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC: Restoration mock-up of historic decoration using traditional methods and materials
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a New York City landmark, designed in the Gothic Revival style by James Renwick, Jr. and completed in 1878. The cathedral is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. In preparation for a major building restoration, construction manager Structure Tone hired Canning Studios to interpret Building Conservation Associates (BCA) report findings and to provide material and finish options for BCA’s specifications. We performed large-scale mock-ups of stone cleaning, paint removal samples, and finish restorations to demonstrate historic colors, materials, and techniques.
Location: New York, NY
Original Architect: James Renwick, Jr.
Style: Gothic Revival
U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Historic Landmark, NYC Landmark
Planning & Design Services
- Historic Investigation and Analysis
- Scientific & Interpretive Analysis
- Conservation Programming & Implementation
- Paint Exposures
- Large Scale Mock-ups
- Color Matching
- Findings Report