New York State Capitol Building
The New York State Capitol was designed by a succession of architects, including H.H. Richardson and Leopold Eidlitz. Constructed in stages between 1870 and 1900, the building features Second Empire and Richardsonian Romanesque elements. Sporadic repair and maintenance to address leakage were ineffective due to improper diagnosis and difficult access. The monumental Assembly, Senate, and Great Western staircases architecturally define public spaces, but lost prominence over time as neglect and modifications marred their appearance. SGH assessed the building enclosure and developed a multi-phase plan to restore the iconic government building.