Designed by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and affectionately referred to as the “Jewel of Park Avenue,” St. Bart’s is a designated New York City landmark and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1918, the structure was in desperate need of repair and restoration.
This time-lapse video of the St. Bartholomew’s Church Dome Restoration Project spans from June 2016–September 2017 to illustrate the removal and installation process of the terra cotta dome over the 15-month period. The roof tiles were manufactured by Boston Valley Terra Cotta.
Boston Valley’s process includes a dry fit mockup of the pieces necessary to reconstruct the intricate dome detail are laid out on a full-scale curved form template. Below are some images of the mockup process.