NY Life Insurance Company Headquarters
Finish shown: 23.75KT Gold leaf
51 Madison Avenue, NY, NY- The Gilders’ Studio acted as Construction Manager and Gilding Contractor for the project, which encompassed restoration of the 22,000 SF tile clad roof and 65’ tall bronze lantern. Working on 23 levels of scaffolding, all the tiles and the lantern were prepared by sponge blasting. The lantern also had extensive repairs made to the bronze and copper, which took over two months to complete. All the surfaces then received the appropriate primer followed by application of over 32,000 SF of 23.75 KT gold leaf.