Alexander & Associates LTD

July 24, 2017

Gage Building Terra Cotta is being installed

The terra cotta replacement at the Gage Building has begun to be installed. The terra cotta on the right is the original base decoration while that on the left is the new terra cotta. Boston Valley Terra Cotta did a wonderful job recreating the original patterns which were damaged beyond repair when the project started. The original pieces were scanned and then hand modeled based on original photographs of the column. Alexander & Associates feel that once the facade is cleaned, the new pieces will not be discernable from the originals (the view shows the installation before final cleaning). Great pains were taken to have the new terra cotta be a better color match than the previous replacement terra cotta present on the building. We feel that this has been achieved.