Turn of the Century Restoration in Boston
One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston, Massachusetts is home to some serious history. While some of the architecture in Boston dates back to well before the Revolutionary War, it is the turn of the century brownstones that truly embody the architectural spirit of the city. A prime example of the Boston brownstone, 100 Beacon Street is one of the city’s finest condominium communities, thanks to the restoration efforts of Stromberg Architectural.
The History of 100 Beacon Street
Built in 1900, this primo real estate overlooks the Charles River and the City of Cambridge from the Boston side of the river. In 1960, the property was purchased by Emerson College to serve as a dormitory, but the property was simply too valuable, both in terms of location and history, so it was sold in 2006. Today, this building houses several multi-million-dollar condominiums for some of Boston’s most well-to-do residents.
Restoration with Stromberg GFRC
In 2007, shortly after the sale by Emerson College, Stromberg Architectural was hired to restore some of the external architectural elements that had been damaged over time. However, while the original construction employed plain cement, Stromberg used GFRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete.) GFRC can be made to appear identical to the original concrete that was used in the building, however it is drastically lighter, more durable and easier to work with than concrete. To complete the restoration, Stromberg supplied over 2,000 square feet of brackets, cornice, egg-and-dart and dentil features, all in GFRC.
Features and Benefits of GFRC
- GFRC is lighter than concrete.
- GFRC is significantly more resistant to erosion than concrete.
- GFRC is more resistant to concussive force, making it less likely to chip if struck.
- GFRC can endure extremely hot and cold temperatures.
Providing GFRC to all of Massachusetts and New England
Boston GFRC, Worcester GFRC, Cambridge GFRC, Braintree GFRC, New Bedford GFRC, Fall River GFRC, Ipswich GFRC, Cape Cod GFRC, Brookline GFRC.
For More Information on GFRC
For more information on GFRC, visit Stromberg Architectural Products. The experts at Stromberg will help you make your GFRC project a success. They offer design assistance, specifications, and CAD details. If you have questions about Stromberg GFRC, the initial consultation is free. Call (903) 454-0904 for more information.