State University of New York, Plaza Building

Albany, NY

Client

State University of New York Construction Fund

Completion

2011

The SUNY Plaza Building, a historic Gothic-style building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was originally constructed as the headquarters for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company and Albany Journal. SUNY was concerned about falling hazards at the Plaza Building because the signature cast-stone elements on the building were spalling and deteriorated due to corroding embedded reinforcement, and finial elements were loose due to inadequate attachments. Leakage through the terra-cotta tourelle was also causing damage in the Chancellor’s apartments. SGH investigated the causes of deterioration and leakage.