Aeon begins work on site at the US Capitol Dome

Working on the United States Capitol is the dream of many architectural conservators, and Aeon’s conservators are pleased that they now have this honor. Since George Washington laid the cornerstone in 1793, the Capitol has undergone a series of renovations. The latest project to rehabilitate the Dome , worth $10.5million, was awarded by the Architect of the Capitol to the Gilbane Building Company, and involves…

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Assessing and conserving historic aluminum doors at the Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission Building dates from 1937 and is in the Classical Revival style. Contrasting with the limestone walls, some of its distinctive exterior features are the aluminum grilles over the main entrance doors. They are decorated with images of the changing transportation methods used over time, from Columbus’s 14th century ships to the more modern…

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Façade assessment of the Miami Freedom Tower completed

Aeon has just finished up their part in the exterior restoration of the Miami Freedom Tower, which was  funded by a Save America’s Treasures grant. Designed by the renowned hotel architects Schulze & Weaver in 1924, the Freedom Tower was originally built to serve as the headquarters of the Miami News. Later it was used by the…

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Historic cast iron and a leaky tunnel at the Veterans Affairs Administration Building

Aeon Preservation has been included in a project team to investigate leaks in the entrance canopies and subterranean tunnels of the Veterans Affairs Administration Building. This structure was completed in 1919 on the site of one of Washington’s most luxurious hotels. It was occupied by the War Risk Bureau which later became the Department of Veterans Affairs.…

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