Terra Cotta Will Be Replaced at 111 Hicks Street

The 41 terra cotta pillars on the roof of 111 Hicks Street will be replaced with identical terra cotta replicas, according to an employee in the management office.

The current roof work is being done under Landmarks Preservation specifications, said the employee.

The employee would not say when work would be complete, but she said work was on schedule. A work permit from the Department of Buildings posted at the entrance of the building expires January 1.

The work is being done because the current terra cotta pillars were deteriorating and causing leaks, she said.

The roof garden, which is closed during the estimated $1.5 million construction work, will reopen before all the pillars are replaced.

The replicas are being built by a “reputable company,” although the employee declined providing any more information.

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  • nabeguy

    Thanks for the follow-up.

  • my2cents

    Gee it’s nice to have all the information, isn’t it?

  • ABC

    yay! cuz fiberglass replacements would have been very miami-beach-club-awful.

  • the banned

    ABC, If you like Art Deco terra cotta you should visit
    Miami Beach. Really stunning examples there.

  • nabeguy

    Yeah, and down there, they appreciate it enough to keep it around.

  • ABC

    I have been there, The Banned. Love it. The real stuff anyway. Not the crappy fiberglass replacements!