CRRNJ Terminal Repairs
Jersey City, New Jersey
The former Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal in Liberty State Park (circa 1889) had until late 2012 served as a visitor center for Liberty State Park & ferry terminal for visitors to Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty. The terminal was significantly damaged by the flood waters & wind of SS Sandy & was closed to the public. lwdmr’s work to restore the terminal included assessment of existing conditions, evaluation of options & recommendations for restoration, replacement & repairs.
Slate roof areas were restored. Previous slate repair areas were replaced, blown off areas were re-roofed & specific areas addressed where repairs were required. Copper roof flashing, caps & decorative elements were restored & / or replaced where missing or damaged. The existing lightning protection system was repaired & upgraded as required to meet current requirements. Slightly sloping built-up roof areas were replaced with new SBS modified bitumen roofing.
Windows & doors that were significantly damaged, destroyed & / or missing were restored or replaced with historically appropriate replacement components. Work required on the windows varied by location, but generally included replacement of the lower sash, frame repairs & reconstruction, sill repairs & replacement, stop & trim replacement, hardware repairs & replacement, re-glazing, prep & painting. Many doors were torn from their frames, & thus require replacement as well as reconstruction of the assemblies that framed them.