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Central Construction Management to Restore Historic Washington Square Hotel Façade

Washington Square Hotel (Photo courtesy of Central Construction Management LLC)

Central Construction Management LLC, a specialist in exterior building restoration services, has been retained for an extensive façade restoration project at the Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Place, New York City. As part of the city’s Façade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP), the scope of the work will encompass masonry pointing and brick replacement, ornamental limestone and granite repairs and replacement, sealant replacement, marble coping replacements and rebuilding a Juliette balcony.

“We are delighted to be the team bringing this iconic façade back to its original glory,” said Andrew Bardolf, principal, Central Construction Management. “Years of experience with landmark projects has given us the acumen to make the right decisions on how the work is executed, as well as ensure new materials match the colors and proportions of the originals.”

Located across from Washington Square Park, the nine-story, circa 1902 Beaux Arts landmark has been a home and destination for writers, artist, and musicians for over 120 years. Its celebrated residents and guests have included famous writers Ernest Hemingway and Dylan Thomas in the early 1900s and in the ensuing years, such music legends as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bo Diddley, Mick Jagger and Barbra Streisand.

Purchased by Daniel Paul in 1973, Washington Square Hotel continues to be a family-run business operated by daughter Judy Paul and her husband Marc Garrett. In addition to a notably detailed façade, the hotel’s lobby and rooms have been designed to reflect its rich past. The hotel also features the top-rated North Square Restaurant and Lounge, a rooftop garden, and fitness and massage facilities.

Working on the project with Central Construction Management is structural engineering and building envelope consulting firm Gilsanz Murray Steficek with a team lead by Partner Susanne Mackiw, AIA.