Former Glory Restored!
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
The restoration work on the Federal Building continues to reveal the old building’s former glory, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the west hallway on the main floor.
Workers have artfully restored the windows and woodwork, reconstructed historic light fixtures, repaired plaster details and begun refinishing the patterned mosaic marble floors.
Hidden in the walls, ceilings and floors are the necessary utilitarian conveniences required in a modern building, but these needed improvements have been added without compromising the integrity of the historic design. In every important respect, the outward appearance of the building’s main hallways is reminiscent of the past 100 years; meanwhile the significance of the inward improvements will not be lost on the user.
The Architect and Contractor have carefully planned and installed new elevators and life-safety measures to insure the convenience and safety of its occupants.
These rooms once occupied by federal court justices and staff will soon be the home of Kendall students, faculty and staff.