Tag Archives: surveying and documentation

Hecht’s Warehouse

21 Sep

Hecht’s Warehouse c1950 (www.loc.gov)

Aeon is working with Douglas Development and Shalom Baranes Architects to aid in the preservation and adaptive reuse of this iconic mid-Century Modern masterpiece. This wonderful Art Deco structure retains much of its original architectural integrity and beauty. Aeon is assisting in these efforts by providing condition assessment and materials conservation expertise.

Aeon Documents Conditions at the US Capitol Dome

10 Aug

This summer Aeon was invited by the Christman Company and the Gilbane Company to assist them during renovations to the U.S. Capitol Dome. Hidden beneath the cast iron ‘skirt’ at the base of the dome is the original Aquia Creek sandstone dome base designed by Charles Bullfinch. Aeon was tasked with performing a stone by stone condition assessment of the original ornamental stonework following removal of paint coatings and prior to stone restoration. Aeon conservators climbed the myriad levels of scaffolding erected inside to photograph and record all of the conditions observed on the stone blocks. Using hand-held iPads and a mobile version of AutoCAD WS, Aeon recorded these conditions in realtime going straight to CAD format in the field.

National Gallery of Art West

5 Jul

Aeon is excited to announce that Dan Lepore & Sons (DLS) and Aeon have been awarded the National Gallery of Art – West Building Stone Repairs project. Aeon will provide testing, quality control, and project management services. Work is to begin in late summer. Image

Silver Gull Beach Club and the Breezy Point Beach Club

17 Feb

Aeon is pleased to announce that their client and teaming partner, Ortega Family Enterprises, has won the concessions for Silver Gull Beach Club and the Breezy Point Beach Clubs at Gateway National Recreational Area in NYC. Aeon helped Ortega (doing business as JBAY, LLC) perform a detailed site evaluation to support their winning bid for these mid-Century modern recreational facilities owned by the National Park Service. The beach clubs are both located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, N.Y. Each beach club offers private cabanas, food service, recreation, and both pool and ocean swimming. Visitors can gain access to the facilities with seasonal and day-use passes. The clubs, which were formed in the 1930s to 1960s before Gateway was created by Congress in 1972, are now run as concessions.


Façade assessment of the Miami Freedom Tower completed

30 Aug

Aeon has just finished up their part in the exterior restoration of the Miami Freedom Tower, which was  funded by a Save America’s Treasures grant. Designed by the renowned hotel architects Schulze & Weaver in 1924, the Freedom Tower was originally built to serve as the headquarters of the Miami News. Later it was used by the Federal Government and became well known for serving as South Florida’s equivalent to Ellis Island for refugee Cuban immigrants entering the US. Now owned by Miami Dade College, this distinctive building has undergone a huge restoration project and will become a museum.

General contractors Kaufman Lynn went on a national search to find experienced conservators to work with them on a tough schedule to document the condition and repair strategies for the Baroque Neoclassical facades. The expertise of Aeon’s principal conservators and familiarity with working with cast stone and stucco made them ideal for the task.

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New Headquarters Building for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

30 Jun

Aeon Preservation is working with Shalom Baranes Associates to aid in incorporating four historic buildings that will be incorporated in the new Headquarters Building located at Mount Vernon Triangle site in Northwest D.C.

The historic buildings on K Street will be first stabilized, and the front 20 to 30 feet of the structures relocated off site. Once the historic buildings have been relocated off site, the excavation and site work will begin.  Once the site has been prepared and new pads constructed the historic buildings will be brought back and collected in a continuous historic grouping at the east end of the site on K Street.