Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal

Li/Saltzman Architects served as Preservation Consultant to Tishman Construction for the initial phase of Metro-North’s Restoration of Grand Central Terminal.  The project focused on the restoration of Vanderbilt Hall, including the Caen stone walls, marble wainscoting and floors, ornamental plaster, cast metal light fixtures, iron grillework, and wood benches; the Guastavino tiles of the Vanderbilt Avenue taxi stand; and Jules-Felix Coutan’s Transportation sculpture and Tiffany glass clock at the apex of the building. LSA provided on-site review of the restoration work for quality control, and conformance with preservation standards and contract documents.

Restoration methods and standards developed in this first phase were used as the foundation of the subsequent full scale restoration of Grand Central Terminal.