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Federal Office Building #8, Facade and Core Renovation / Restoration

Under the new design of Boggs & Partners, this limestone office building, originally built in the 1950s, had a facade that called for the removal of hundreds of limestone panels to accommodate the new design’s use of curtain wall elements at 4 locations. The original facades of 4″ limestone and granite at these four large areas were removed and sent to Rugo’s stone shop.

Rugo Stone carefully dismantled, cataloged, and trucked the panels to our stone fabrication shop, where we refabricated them into new sizes for re-installation on both the exterior and interior facades. Once the panels were re-cut, cleaned, and restored, they were sent back for re-installation. Also, Rugo performed the remaining limestone and granite facade cleaning (approx 60,000 sqft), re-pointing, and re-caulking all the joints for the remaining granite and limestone joints, this is approx. 20,000 lnft of joint.

This project involved an extensive amount of flashing and Blue Skin to vent the cavity water properly. We also furnished and installed an entire new marble and granite lobby. An exceptional level of pride and coordination was applied to this landmark building, which resides in the heart of Washington, DC.

Location: Washington, DC
Completion: 2013
Owner: US General Services
Architect: Boggs & Partners
General Contractor: Turner Construction
44,000 sqft
Services: Catalog, dismantle, restore, and re-erect limestone façade

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