San Francisco’s Monadnock Building, designed by Frederick H. Meyer, is famous for surviving both the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire in 1906 when it was partially constructed, and two separate attempts by the U.S. Army to destroy it with dynamite. Today, this historic building is undergoing restorative repointing using NHL 3.5.
The Casa de Estudillo in Old Town San Diego is a historic adobe house in Old Town San Diego in San Diego, California. Constructed in 1827, it was once considered one of the finest houses in Mexican California. The house has recently been undergoing restoration on the exterior walls. NHL 3.5 and EcoMortar® were applied on the outside of the adobe structure.
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Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars are being used for the restoration of Canada’s historic Parliament Buildings. This is one of Canada’s largest restoration projects. Construction first started in 1860, and now consists of several buildings. The restoration project first started in 2002 and is now focused on the three core historic buildings, the West Block, Centre Block, and East Block. Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime mortar can guarantee that the building will continue to live a healthy life and allow the masonry to behave as it should.
This masterpiece of XVII century French architecture was nearly destroyed by fire in 1994. Its complete restoration and reconstruction lasted three years, using Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime in all phases of masonry, plaster and render.
Pont du Gard (Bridge over the Gard River) is a monumental bridge-aqueduct built by the Romans during the first century and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It was part of a 30-mile long aqueduct with a remarkable constant slope of 15 inches per mile. The bridge was built without mortar and with local stones, some weighing 6 tons, except for the aqueduct area at the top, where smaller stones and mortar were used. Extensive restoration work took place recently using Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes for the aqueduct and other various stones.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a well-known New York City landmark that is undergoing a large restoration effort. The Cathedral was completed in 1878. Restoration work includes cleaning and repointing all exterior stonework and repairing the stained glass windows. Limeworks.us is supplying all of the lime mortar using their Ecologic Mortar (SCG) F, which is made from Saint Astier® natural hydraulic lime and sand.
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