Emanuel Lutheran Church
Finished: May 2000
Concrete repair, roofing, cleaning, repointing, caulking, precast replace, sheet metal, painting & coating, electrical.
Knights of Columbus
New Haven, Connecticut
Finished: October 1998
Steel Repair, Painting, Tile Replacement, Repointing, Concrete Repair, Anchor Install, Clear Sealer, Cleaning, Caulking.
Cathedral of St. Joseph
Phase 1, 1995/1996
Phase 2, 2004/2005
Tower Access and Inspection, Steel Work
Hartford Insurance Facade Restoration
Finished: June 1995
This project’s complexities were related to performing a major brick replacement project on an occupied office building. Demolition was coordinated to off hours to limit the amount of noise inside the building. Access to the inner wings and elevations presented challenges that were overcome with the use of elevated scaffold pathways and hoisting systems. Terra cotta trim units were replicated and installed throughout the structure. Flashing and sheet metal were installed in conjunction with the masonry.
Channing Memorial Church
Newport, Rhode Island
Finished: December 2009
Built in 1881 and sitting majestically atop Historic Hill in Newport, Rhode Island, the Channing Memorial Church is a classic example of Gothic architecture that complements the surrounding neighborhood and nearby mansions. Its 130-foot steeple is the highest point in the city, and is readily visible to boats sailing into the harbor. Unfortunately, the elements took their toll over the years and about ten years ago, it became apparent that the steeple needed repair.
Gnazzo’s experts knew restoration would be a daunting task. The church roof could not support the scaffolding that would be needed to work on the steeple, requiring design of a nearly free-standing cantilevered system; the existing steeple itself was tilted and asymmetrical because its sides were not built identically during original construction; there would have to be innovative internal structural work that would support an identical exterior appearance; and there were many other historical factors to consider including delicate stained glass windows to protect, and the need to fabricate a new eight-foot tall copper finial identical to the old one to top off the steeple. The top 52 feet of the steeple had to be dismantled by hand with each stone labeled and re-fabricated on site for use in reconstruction. Workers used lasers to ensure that the entire structure was kept true during rebuilding, effectively correcting the tilt and asymmetry of the steeple.
Maine State House Masonry Restoration
Finished: February 2006
This three year project was phased to work around the State of Maine’s legislative sessions and avoid the harsh Maine winters. Stone was used from the original quarry to perform the stone dutchmen repairs. 100% of the mortar was replaced and the stone surfaces were cleaned to remove the years of soiling.
St. Francis De Sales Church
Finished: Summer 2009
St. Francis de Sales was the first Catholic Church in southern Vermont. The corner-stone of the current church building was blessed and laid on July 4, 1889. Interior renovations to the church occurred in the early 1970s, and the congregation merged with Sacred Heart Parish in July 1995. The Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. was asked to provide immediate stabilization to the church, and then later in a larger scope project, rebuilding the lower sections of the buttresses, repointng & grouting the interior cavities in the stone work. The bell tower was also stabilized by rebuilding large stone areas, repointing and grouting.