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State Capital Office Building Restoration
Capital Ave., Hartford, Connecticut

This historic building required many different restoration activities, both exterior and interior, including a new expansive marble lobby and entrance. Entire exterior limestone and granite walls were cleaned, sand blasted and repointed. The exterior work also included patching and repairs using the Dutchman procedure. The perimeter granite site walls were removed in their entirety and reinstalled with air vapor barriers and new flashings. Each granite panel and coping was photographed and labeled for documentation before removal for accurate reinstallation. Similarly, the exterior grand staircase granite steps were also documented before removal and reinstallation back into its exact original location.

Interior restoration included removal of paint and the repair of damaged limestone, travertine and marble panels in the main corridor. This was approximately 200 feet long. Moreover, the project also called for joint cutting and the repointing of 50 black granite columns. All damaged granite panels were removed and replaced with new panels to match those in good condition existing. Acranom performed cleaning and restoration of the entire historical hallway. Two main staircases were fully cleaned and restored. This included the replacement of marble wainscot panels and tapered top bands. The marble panels in the grand entrance lobby were selected in Italy by architect Amenta Emma. They were then finished by AKDO Company and later installed by Acranom and Port Morris. The new East courtyard consists of 2 large granite planters, 4 long seat walls and 8 seat benches. The granite is Deer Isle fabricated in Rhode Island. This granite is a perfect match to the existing building and site walls.

Another safe project thanks to our Labor Foreman Andrew Smith, who also won the project safety award in consecutive months. Also thanks to our Mason Foreman Carlos Estevez supervising all of the work. Our team worked hard and hand-in-hand with the GC Gilbane Building Co. As a result, Acranom was able to complete and deliver another successful project on time and on budget.