Removal of copper cupola for restoration

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.