Grand Central Terminal

Master of Plaster Caenstone Walls

One of New York City’s most iconic and most historic landmarks, the Grand Central Terminal Station has withstood the test of time to tell an amazing story not only of the evolution of New York City but of NYC’s preservation efforts.  Almost destroyed, this structure serves as a reminder of the struggles and sacrifices of the citizens of this unique city and encapsulates the grandeur of a NYC from times past.  Extensive experimentation was carried out to create an exact match of the hues of the original historic fabric.  Our custom tinted Caenstone was then used to match, replicate, and restore the Interior walls of this fabulous structure.  The restoration efforts were completed in 1998 and the Terminal was opened again to serve the citizens of its city.

Jackie ‘O in response to demolition plans of 1968:

“Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future? Americans care about their past, but for short term gain they ignore it and tear down everything that matters. Maybe… this is the time to take a stand, to reverse the tide, so that we won’t all end up in a uniform world of steel and glass boxes.”

Product of a 10 year Restoration Process

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