District Manager Sean Hamelin said, “From the ground this is certainly an
impressive building. Stately. Dignified. Emblematic. PCL is
proud to be involved in this once-in-a-lifetime restoration of this iconic
construction began in October 2012, more 118,000 man-hours have been spent on
the project. The work has been done by 450 workers from 25 different trade
contractors, who were all dedicated to using their skills to restore this
structures show their imperfections with age, closer scrutiny of this building
revealed it had many architectural gems. Around every turn was a hand-carved
gargoyle or rosette, or a hand-crafted copper ornament,” Hamelin said. “We
realized it was our duty to safeguard this incredible turn-of-the-century work."
7,000 stone repairs were conducted, with 22,000 pounds of new stone
installed. Award-winning local and international masons were brought in to
perform the work.
applied the same skills, and even the same types of tools used during original
construction, to restore this building to its original, shining condition,”
Also of note
is that approximately 28,000 pounds of copper were fastened to 57,000 pounds of
wood backing to rebuild the dome. These materials were expertly designed
and painstakingly fashioned to fit together and work as one. In June 2016, the
scaffolding and steel structure will be taken down and the full glory of the
dome will be visible by all. To learn more about the dome restoration, you
can find details online here.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent
construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States,
the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil
infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic
presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction
volume of $8.5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in
Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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