Project Description

Touraine Apartments, Philadelphia

The Touraine is a historic building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 13-story building was originally constructed in 1917, by architect Frederick Weber as a grand hotel. In 1983, it was converted into luxury apartments. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The façade repairs included removal and replacement of the deteriorated 12th floor limestone balcony. Structural shoring was installed and supported the limestone during removal. New structural steel was installed and reinforcing to the existing steel was completed. GFRC was installed as a replacement to the limestone to reduce the weight on the building structure. The north elevation limestone was repointed and the elevation was cleaned by water soaking the limestone.

Project Details

PROJECT TYPE

Masonry Restoration, Brick pointing, Limestone repair, replacement and repointing, Caulking/Sealant, Building Cleaning

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