Adams Building, Howard University, Washinton, D.C. (1927)

Adams Building, Howard University

Washington, D.C. (1927) The Building: The Howard University School of Medicine dates to 1868, just one year after the founding of the university. The framed buildings are the Seeley G. Mudd Building, opened in 1979, and the Dr. Numa Pompilius Garfield Adams Building, opened in 1927 and expanded in 1957. The new half of the Adams … Read more

New Victory Theater, New York City, New York, USA

New Victory Theater

New York, New York (1900) The Building: Built by Oscar Hammerstein I in 1900 and designed by architect Albert Westover, the theater opened as the Theater Republic on September 27, 1900 with Lionel Barrymore starring in James Heme’s play Sag Harbor. Over the years, the theater experienced a variety of incarnations and name changes. In 1994/95, it underwent an … Read more

St. Ann School, Bronx, New York, USA

St. Ann School

Bronx, New York (1950) To Remove or not to Remove? That was the Question.Widespread delimination of the gypsum plaster skim coat from the cast concrete ceiling presented a safety problem in this school built in the 1950s. Two remedial options were considered: 1. Scrape off the existing plaster and then re-plaster; or 2. Re-adhere the … Read more

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