Woolworth Building: 3D Composite Model Tools in Restoration


Woolworth Building, Terra Cotta, 3D rendering, Quality Control, Digital scan, Boston Valley

A composite rendering of a section of the Woolworth Building with replacement terra cotta units created by Boston Valley draftsmen shown fit together with those from the site survey scan files.

Quality Control Process Ensures Perfect Fit

The restoration of the Woolworth Building is in production at Boston Valley. The above image is a composite model combining the 3D scans that our site survey team completed while at The Woolworth Building with the rationalized replacement units generated by our drafting department. The even toned gray portion of the image are the replacement units and the colorful portions of the image are the scanned data. The drafting department is utilizing this model to ensure the units that are being replaced will fit perfectly back into the building. This is a digital phase of Quality Control process; this procedure precedes our physical Quality Control checks performed after the piece has been manufactured.

Woolworth Building, Mold, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, New York City

An approved mold for a section of Woolworth Building restoration.

Boston Valley Terra Cotta Factory, Woolworth Building, Restoration, NYC

Recently pressed pieces have been released from the mold and wait to be finished whereby edges will be made crisp and the overall surface smoothed.

Woolworth, Terra Cotta, Boston Valley, New York City, Restoration

Terra cotta pieces on their way to the driers for The Woolworth Building restoration.