FORT WOOD WALL AND STONE

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Since 1886, the Statue of Liberty’s Pedestal rests atop star-shaped Fort Wood, which is visited by over 4 million people annually. The Fort Wood Walls in need of functional and aesthetic maintenance represent the most prominent surviving vestige of the former Fort Wood military post; and possess engineering significance as an example of an early United States star-shaped fortification. DHM is managing a team of engineering and architectural consultants to clean, repair and in some cases replace prominent granite-faced masonry walls and coping stones, as well as removal and replacement of pavers for the the Terreplein, the level space where a battery of guns was mounted. As the prime contract holder, DHM is working with Design Lead Architect, and supported the team through the alternatives development and supplemental services, and coordinated QA/QC of deliverables per NPS workflow requirements from the architecture, engineering and preservation specialty disciplines. This project will help preserve the historic Fort Wood Walls of granite, protect a safe and enjoyable visitor experience, and sustain a world renowned symbol of hope.

 

Project Team

Sillman
Beyer Blinder Belle
Jablonski Building Conservation

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