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Metal Man Restoration at Yale University’s Harkness Tower

Metal Man Restoration at Yale University’s Harkness Tower Project Overview

Metal Man Restoration was hired in June 2009 to restore the cast iron windows at Yale University’s Harkness Tower. The tower, a prominent Collegiate Gothic structure in New Haven, Connecticut, was constructed between 1917 and 1921 as part of the Memorial Quadrangle.

The Problem

The cast iron windows were picked up from the site and were in poor condition, with a vast amount of paint on the windows and some minor repairs required to the structure of the windows.

The Solution

To restore the windows, Metal Man Restoration performed a chemical bath to remove all the paint from the windows, followed by proper bead blasting to remove any rust scale and paint residue. The team also welded some structural areas of the cast iron windows and applied a TNEMEC primer and urethane top coat. The job was completed in over three weeks, resulting in 27 fully restored cast iron windows that honor the historical significance of the Harkness Tower.

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