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22 June, 2012 | In Progress, Renovation

Process

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Here’s an excellent photo of the paint removal process at the west entrance of KC Police Headquarters.  Workers are using glass beads to blast away the layers of paint from the bronze facade of this Helix project.


Helix Renovates Police Headquarters

Photo Credit: Keith Myers

The $21 million renovation and expansion of the Kansas City Police Headquarters was featured in the Kansas City Star today.

“We’ll bring it back to the original, and the ornamental crown molding on the ceiling will be restored,” said Reeves Wiedeman, a principal at Helix Architecture & Design, the project architect. “All will be restored to the original design.”


26 October, 2011 | Historic Renovation, In Progress

Tough on Grime

Back in August, our partners at Titan Construction began the exterior renovation of the Police Headquarters. Scope includes masonry restoration and cleaning, window replacement, and a new energy-efficient roof.  With the application of the cleaning products, the stone takes on a rusted look (bright orange streaking), which shows the presence of mold, algae and other biological growth on the surface and within the stone.

(We’ve been thinking … it’s kind of like when the police shine a black light on a crime scene, really. And we like to think of our work as somehow comparable to the work done by our super-tough crime-fighters. We don’t get to feel tough often, you know?)

In any case, the cleaning product will actually continue to clean the stone for several months as it penetrates into the stone. Brilliant! 

 

 


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