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ELLRES_160914_03.JPG: Restoring a Landmark
ELLRES_160914_28.JPG: Recovering the Past:
The process of restoration and rehabilitation began with a complete, room-by-room investigation of the main building and an archaeological study of the entire site. A thorough survey of existing conditions within the building recorded what elements could be salvaged and preserved and what needed to be repaired or replaced. The new plans included some demolition and new construction to transform the building from an immigrant landing depot into a museum commemorating the immigrant experience. In addition to exhibit galleries, two theatres, offices, and library, the new museum would need space for serving the visiting public. Information desks, rest rooms, a food service area, and a gift shop are just a few of the amenities that had to be designed into the existing structure. ...
ELLRES_160914_37.JPG: This cutaway drawing illustrated many of the tasks that were carried out as part of the main building's restoration and rehabilitation. Note the restored red tile roofs, the reconstructed ornamental copper domes, globes, and cornices, and the new canopy. At the back of the building you can see the terne-coated stainless steel roof installed over the railroad ticket office. The cutaway view shows the new staircase to the Registry Room on the second floor, as well as a new light well with escalators and skylight in the east wing.
The restoration team completed many other tasks: cleaning the exterior limestone and the interior Guastavino tile ceiling; converting offices into exhibit spaces; replacing the windows with thermal glazing; and restoring the decorative Caen-stone plaster. New mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were installed including the building's first air conditioning. In addition, the building was made fully accessible to the disabled.
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Wikipedia Description: Ellis Island
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Ellis Island, at the mouth of the New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. It is wholly in the possession of the Federal government as a part of Statue of Liberty National Monument and is under the jurisdiction of the US National Park Service. It is situated in New York City and Jersey City, New Jersey.
Ellis Island was the subject of a border dispute between New York State and New Jersey (see below). According to the United States Census Bureau, the island, which was largely artificially created through the landfill process, has an official land area of 129,619 square meters, or 32 acres, more than 83 percent of which lies in the city of Jersey City. The natural portion of the island, lying in New York City, is 21,458 square meters (5.3 acres), and is completely surrounded by the artificially created portion. For New York State tax purposes it is assessed as Manhattan Block 1, Lot 201. Since 1998, it also has a tax number assigned by the state of New Jersey.
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