New York, NY
Client: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Project Type: Life Safety Assessment; Historic Structure Report
Following the life-safety assessment, JGWA prepared a historic structure report for Fort Wood, the original eleven-point, star-shaped fortification that serves as the base for the statue’s pedestal. The report traces the history of the fort, outlines the evolution of construction over time, evaluates the remaining sections of the fort, and makes recommendations for its maintenance and restoration.
The firm is currently completing a historic structure report for the Statue under their Historic Preservation Indefinite Delivery Contract with the National Park Service. The goal of the report is to identify and document the original appearance, historic evolution, physical description, physical conditions, and character-defining features of the Statue of Liberty and the pedestal.