Reflections on the art and science of restoration, profiles of our projects, and discussions of issues in the profession.

January 12, 2023
The Art of Roof Restoration
We’re honored that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has entrusted SUPERSTRUCTURES with the design for restoration of the roofs on its Manhattan campus—roofs that protect billions of dollars of irreplaceable artwork.
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January 5, 2023
What if it Were Our Building?
On every project, we take our clients’ viewpoint by asking ourselves, “What if it were our building?” or “If it were our money, how would we spend it?” This professional perspective is part of why we’ve been retained for more exterior restoration projects than any other firm in NYC.
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December 22, 2022
The Ghost of Wall Street Past
Two years before he published the seasonal classic, A Christmas Carol (1843), Charles Dickens visited New York for the first time. He published his impressions of the city in American Notes, including this remark on the restless rebuilding of Lower Manhattan: “Wall Street has furnished and dismantled many of [its spacious houses] very often…” Today, SUPERSTRUCTURES is in the business of restoring rather than dismantling.
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December 15, 2022
Who Are We to Argue With Genius?
We’d like to say prevention of problems is just common sense, but we’re not going to quibble with Einstein. In the world of exterior restoration, our approach is designed to anticipate problems. We don’t want to be improvising solutions to “surprises” while on the rig with the contractor.
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December 13, 2022
We’ve Hit Refresh on
Our redesigned website is ready for its close-up! The site is now more user friendly, more visually dynamic, and accessible to those with disabilities, complying with the World Wide Web Consortium's accessibility standard.
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December 8, 2022
Strategy vs. Execution
This observation from business thought leader, Peter Drucker* resonates with SUPERSTRUCTURES’ long-standing approach to restoration. Various practitioners offer building envelope restoration strategies (e.g., rebuild the parapet wall, replace flashing above lintels, reinforce corner steel columns).  But execution is a different story.
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December 1, 2022
Suitable for Framing?
Are SUPERSTRUCTURES’ construction drawings suitable for framing?  Actually, some of them are. While clients aren’t interested in paying for works of art, they benefit from elegant drawings that are expressions of elegant solutions.
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November 29, 2022
Restoration Update: Liggett Hall
SUPERSTRUCTURES recently completed a roof replacement project for the Section O addition to Liggett Hall (Building 400) on Governors Island. The project for the Governors Island Trust included the complete replacement of the Georgian Revival-style building’s sloped and flat roofs, restoration of wood cornices and eaves, and structural wood repairs.
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November 22, 2022
SUPERSTRUCTURES Associate Principal Honored by the SIAEA
Congratulations to SUPERSTRUCTURES’ Associate Principal, Darsh Shah, PE (second from left above), for receiving an Honoree award from the SIAEA. The award was presented at the Society’s 40th Annual Gala on November 12th, along with an official citation from the Assembly of the State of New York in recognition of Darsh’s professional achievements.
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November 17, 2022
Drones' Destiny
If fleets of drones can be harnessed for architectural spectacles like these, we respectfully suggest that individual drones might be deployed to document 20-story facades of structures in New York City.
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