The low level work of the façade brings a new glow to Statler. Doug Jamal is starting his grand plan to renovate hundreds of apartments to the upper floors of the building by renovating the lower floors of Niagara Street. The work has repaired long-damaged parts of the terra cotta, new showcases and new markets on Delaware Avenue and Crow Way.
The restoration work also uncovered several surprises, such as the painted windows of the old Croce Way / Franklin Street corner store (below).
External affairs include:
- Return the surface of the building to its original aesthetics.
- Restoring the original terracotta costumes and decorations that had been worn over the years.
- Remove the red granite roof that is not original for the building.
- Replace the missing terracotta block with GFRC versions.
- Restoration / repair of the original revolving doors at the main entrance.
- Remove the temporary sign at the main entrance.
- Relocate the door openings that have since been moved to their original locations.
- Reduce the size of the openings along Genesee Street (which are not original) to match the size of the holes in Delaware Avenue.
- Paint and repair existing wooden windows where necessary.
- Paint and clean window bars.
- Remove showcases that are not original for the building and replace it with showcases that fit the original look.
- Rehabilitation of copper-plated porches in front of shops along Delaware Avenue, Mohawk and Genesis Street.
- Repairs and restoration of two original sidewalks on Delaware Avenue and Franklin Street.
- Restoring an umbrella on Genesis Street.