Lifting the Curtain on Corrosion at Broadway's Oldest Theatre, the Renovation of New York's Lyceum Theatre

March 30, 2007
Publication: Structural Engineer
Author(s): Scott Silvester Milan Vatovec Melton, Rebecca A. Kaese, Diane S.

Many historic buildings are subject to deterioration from water penetration through the building envelope and into the building components. Unless the underlying structure is inspected and repaired concurrently with the failed building envelope systems, the structural components may continue to deteriorate, causing high maintenance costs, potentially difficult repairs, and sometimes unsafe conditions. To effectively address and respond to the discovered conditions, in-depth knowledge of historic, and sometimes archaic, construction components and systems is needed. This article demonstrates the importance of a comprehensive approach to building envelope and structural repairs to existing buildings.


Markets: Cultural