Brass Polishing

US Customs House Philadelphia PA

In March of 2010 Metal Man Restoration was hired to restore the 400 Steel Casement Windows and all the exterior Aluminum and Stainless Steel Doors, Transoms and Light Fixtures at the U S Customs House Philadelphia PA.  This was a 2 1/2 year project which we worked hand in hand with Local 21 Painters Union.  


The United States Custom House is a historic United States federal government building in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania. Built between 1932 and 1934 to the Art Deco designs of the architectural firm of Ritter & Shay, the building occupies an entire block between Second, Chestnut, and Sansom Streets and the former Exchange Place in the heart of the oldest section of the city. Its south and west sides border Independence National Historic Park. 


Condition: The condition of steel windows were poor and showed tremendous paint wear and rust scales throughout most of the frames and cast iron panel.   The aluminum and stainless steel were in the same condition since they have not been cleaned in over 40 years.   


Solution: The job took 2 1/2 years which we repaired, primed and painted all the windows throughout the buildings ground and first floor.    All the aluminum and stainless steel was properly cleaned and preserved to prevent any further oxidizing or corrosion.  

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