Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been making progress on the very detailed, ornamental terra cotta facade restoration of the Gage Building in Chicago. Designed by architect Louis Sullivan in 1899, the Gage Building’s Art Nouveau façade is emphasized with intricate vine and ivy motifs that complement geometric patterns. 3D renderings were taken of the original […]
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Boston Valley Terra Cotta is making progress on the restoration of the façade of the former 1916 Atlantic Bank Building at 168 Michigan Avenue in Chicago. This long-vacant, century-old high-rise in now undergoing a remarkable transformation and there's great anticipation to return the beautiful white terra cotta façade to its original glory. When completed, plans for this historic restoration project include an upscale hotel set to open Spring of 2018.
Over Memorial Day weekend, The Coney Island History Project opened "Neptune Revisited: Terra Cotta Relics from the Childs Building, Last of Coney Island's Boardwalk Palaces," exhibiting terra cotta relics from the original Childs Restaurant Building, now the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center. The exhibition gives insight into the history of the popular boardwalk restaurant and the extensive process to restore the original 1924 building.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta was recently featured in Architect’s Newspaper. The article, “The future of ceramics is being developed in Buffalo, New York” by Matt Shaw, highlights Boston Valley's transformation from a flower pot business started in 1889 to a leading innovator in the Terra Cotta industry – maintaining a superior level of craftsmanship while simultaneously incorporating digital technology to allow more experimentation with clay-based building systems.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta was contracted to manufacture the terra cotta for the restoration of The Dymocks Building, in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Also known as “The Block”, the building has maintained its purpose as a retail center since it’s constructed in 1926. Often considered architect F.H.B. Wilton’s best-known building, the unique design is […]
In 2015, restoration was completed on the former Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board Building in Sydney, Australia. Built in 1939 by Australian architecture firm H.E. Budden and Mackey, the building is known for its glamorous Art Deco details and innovative 20th-century precast features. Materials on the building include marble, granite, bronze, brass and terra cotta, which Boston […]
If you were sharp, you caught another Boston Valley project featured in the April print issue of the Architect’s Newspaper – the One Madison Square Gatehouse. Boston Valley Terra Cotta worked with BKSK Architects to manufacture the extruded terra cotta units for the contemporary façade for this New York City structure. Terra cotta was chosen for […]