Roosevelt Island Good Shepherd Chapel Roof Restoration Project Complete - Scaffolding Coming Down Restoring Original Condition Of Roof With Slate For $800 Thousand
Good Roosevelt Island news to begin the year 2013.
Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) President Judy Berdy reports today:
The scaffolding is coming down this weekThe RIHS has more on the Good Shepherd Chapel here and information on the decision by Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) to restore the Good Chapel roof to its original condition with slate rather than another, less expensive, material is here.
to reveal the wonderful slate roof with copper trim.
The windows at the base of the building in the Oval Room have been removed for restoration. In spring the brickwork will be repointed.
Stand back and admire the beauty of the slate roof! It is a wonderful addition to the building.
More work to come hopefully next year, to make the Chapel better than ever.
Our compliments to Sea Breeze Construction for their talented craftsman who worked so well and installed this wonderful roof.
The Good Shepherd Chapel roof looked like this
before its restoration.
According to RIOC's 2012-13 (Page 5) Approved Budget, the approximate total cost of the Good Shepherd Chapel Roof Restoration project was $800 thousand.