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Cole restores balconies on Riverdale apt. house.

Cole restores balconies on Riverdale apt. house

Cole Restoration Corporation announced that it has completed a five-month, several hundred thousand dollar balcony restoration project on Riverdale's prestigious Whitehall apartment house. The five-month project has corrected hazardous conditions while improving the appearance of the building.

The scope of the project involved the sounding, patching and reconfiguring of all balconies on the 23-story building and the installation of modern, customized aluminum covers. The balcony restoration project was undertaken because of extensive deterioration on many of the terraces, creating a potentially dangerous condition.

"The job was rather difficult because, although the faces of the balconies were flat, the owner wanted a curved surface," explained Gary Trias, Cole Restoration Corporation's director of operations. "As a result, we had to preweld the corners and customize the aluminum covers so they would fit properly."

The installation of the new aluminum covers has enabled Cole to accomplish several important objectives. In addition to preserving the structural integrity of the balconies by retarding water and preventing deterioration of the masonry and structural steel, the new covers have greatly enhanced the aesthetic appeal of the building by giving it a more modern look.

To this end, William J. O'Malley, one of the Whitehall's board members commented: "The balconies look beautiful and, as a result, property and shareholder values have increased.... We are very pleased with the restoration work."
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Title Annotation:Cole Restoration Corp.
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 20, 1991
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