March 12, 2023
A Restoration Celebration!
Our service celebrated all the people who brought this huge project to a blessedly smooth and successful completion.
Home at Last!
Return to the Sanctuary Sunday, January 29, 2023
A great sense of celebration, as the FCC congregation returns to the newly restored sanctuary for the first time in 9 months.
Countdown to Reopening! Scaffolding Comes Down, Deep Cleaning Starts
Chandeliers are cleaned and relamped with high efficiency LED bulbs, decorative organ pipes returned to their place, scaffolding comes down.
First Accent Stripes & Landmark Conservancy
Swiatek Studios begins applying the first accent stripes and the New York Landmark Conservancy is part of our project!
Window Restoration Work Continues
While the focus is on the plaster work in the sanctuary, the window restoration moves on steadily at Talis Restoration Studios. Today’s topic: Replacement Glass Configuration
Wrapping Up the Ceiling Plaster Work
On 9/8/2022, intrepid Trustees once again scaled the scaffolding for an update from Peter Poulin
A Few More Photos of the Artist at Work
Next Steps in Plasterwork
Get Up Close with the Plaster Repairs ~ Photos by Peter Poulin
A Close-up View of the Sanctuary Scaffolding Prepwork
Parsons Pipe Organ Builders On-site to Secure Organ from Damage
Each of the decorative pipes were carefully removed and numbered. They were then placed on top of the padded pew boxes and were then covered to protect them from any accidental falls or drips from the scaffolding above. Quite an accomplishment!
First Steps in a Lengthy & Extensive Restoration/Repair Project.
The sanctuary is cleared, the chapel is converted.