Riverside Church

New York, NY

The church is steel-framed with brick backup and limestone cladding and is modeled after the 13th century Gothic Cathedral in Chartres, France. The central church tower rises to 392 feet.

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Scope of work

  • A hands-on public safety inspection was performed on six out of eight cardinal elevations of the tower and three other locations on the building complex.
  • Exterior conditions of the limestone masonry roofs and drainage conditions were noted by close visual inspection and hammer sounding.
  • Project deliverables included annotated elevations and associated still photographs.

Original Architect

  • Burnham Hoyt (completed in 1931)

Bridge owner

  • Riverside Church

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