The neoclassical style Travelers Tower, located in Hartford, Connecticut, was designed by architect Donn Barber, the same architect responsible for designing the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Supreme Court building and the Hartford Times building. The 34-story tower, completed in 1919, was built out of pink granite, cast iron and copper.
Cenaxo was selected in April of 2012 to restore the cast iron and copper cornice of the Travelers building. Cenaxo’s experienced craftsmen were the first to work on the deteriorating cast-iron and copper since the building’s completion over 90 years ago.
During the restoration process, our crew removed the original lead-based coatings using chemical and media cleaning methods. After properly preparing the surfaces, our team applied a three-coat fluoropolymer paint system, selected for its extreme durability.
After beginning the project, there were concerns regarding the impact that the painting application process could have to the building occupants. Since the Travelers Tower was to remain fully operational throughout the entire restoration project, our crew implemented a special shift system for the painting application to minimize the impact on Travelers’ employees. Cenaxo adjusted to meet our customer’s needs while still ensuring the highest quality workmanship possible.