Restoring the Statue of Liberty: Construction or Conservation?

Bellante, E. Lawrence and Cliver, E. Blaine (1987) Restoring the Statue of Liberty: Construction or Conservation? In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 267-274. [Book Section]

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This paper looks at the recent Statue of Liberty restoration as a project combining conservation within a larger construction effort. Because the complexities of the construction portion of the project, i.e. : a compressed time frame, engineering design considerations, union labor, and the extensive visitor services and island modifications, meant that most work would be accomplished by trade contractors, close supervision and tight specifications pertaining to the historic fabric were necessary. In one case, fabricating the new flame, the contractor was selected on the basis of their ability to perform and not on price. Fortunately, most of the metal conservation was confined to the exterior skin and was accessible for close supervision.

Item Type: Book Section
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Bellante, E. LawrenceUNSPECIFIED
Cliver, E. BlaineUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monument; restoration project; World Heritage List
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Techniques
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Statue of Liberty, USA
UNESCO WHC Number: 307
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 16:04
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2011 16:04
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/710

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