The massive terra cotta pinnacles required restoration.
To access the pinnacles, pipe scaffold was erected.
A close-up of the roof reveals a dormer where brackets take the form of animal heads.
Tan brick, combined with light terra cotta details, can be found on every elevation.
Built in the 1920's as the American Furniture Mart, the massive structure was among the largest single-use buildings in the world. Transformed 60 years later into a multi-use residential and commercial building, the ownership groups began a multi-year program of restoration of the structure's brick and ornate terra cotta trim façades.
Beginning in 1996, Central has been the façade rehabilitation contractor, responsible for masonry and terra cotta repair, replacement and reconstruction and for replacement or rehabilitation of deteriorated underlying supporting steel elements.