100 State Street

Albany, NY

The original portion of 100 State Street was designed by Marcus T. Reynolds and constructed as an eight-story bank and office building for the Albany City Savings Institution in 1901-02.

From 1922-24, the building was expanded to the west with the addition of another six bays topped by a mansard roof and central tower.

The highly ornamental granite of the office building and terra cotta tower with cupola contribute to the stately presence of the building in downtown Albany.

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Scope of work

  • Close visual examination and hammer-sounding of masonry materials, including granite, terra cotta and brick.
  • Documentation of fault conditions to assist client with developing repair specifications.
  • Live-feed video documentation of representative portions of survey area.

Problems Solved

  • Gained access to façades, tower and mansard roof areas above main downtown street.

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