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 elevations of the tower and three other locations on the building complex. Project deliverables included annotated elevations and associated still photographs (2002).
  • Exterior conditions of the limestone masonry roofs and drainage conditions were documented after hammer sounding and a close visual inspection (2002).
  • VA returned to conduct a FISP Inspection at representative areas of the tower and the adjacent Martin Luther King Building (2017).

Original Architect

  • Burnham Hoyt (completed in 1931)

Building owner

  • Riverside Church

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