With 100 years of history behind it, Tampa, Florida’s Old City Hall has seen its fair share of changes and played a major role in the advancement of the city.
And with help from modern technology and construction know-how, the outside of the high-profile building will once again look like it did a century ago. Listed as a National Historic Building on the Register for Historic Places, the renowned city hall was created in 1915 at a cost of $235,000.
Walbridge is working with FleischmanGarcia Architects and Restocon to restore the exterior of the century-old building. The work will include repairing brickwork, granite and ornate terra cotta balustrades and cornices. With an impressive “layer cake” look, the building has a historical feeling. New technology will help the project team determine what needs to be fixed as part of the effort to bring a new era to the building.
Walbridge has utilized 3-D scanning, video taken from a flying drone and still photography to capture the building in its current state, then translated it to meticulous plans that help the project team focus on specific areas to repair or replace.
The project has an estimated completion date of spring 2017.