Replacement of two original travertine staircases in a historic building. The goal of this renovation was to eliminate the “cupping” in the original stairs, caused by 90 years of heavy foot traffic, while implementing ADA code compliances into the original stair components.
Due to the staircases’ landmark designations, Clune used special care and unique construction processes to salvage and forever preserve the original Travertine treads and risers. The treads were surgically removed one piece at a time in order to keep them intact. The existing travertine components were then hoisted out and carefully placed into boxes utilizing an intricate scaffolding/hoisting system.
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