SAINT BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH, MIDTOWN
Built in 1918, this sacred oasis is a designated New York City Landmark. Opus conducted an interior investigation of the Baptismal Chamber’s damaged dome, north of the alter. Extensive water leakage from the roof caused plaster delamination, loss of pigment and imagery. With a tight budget and deadline, Opus diligently restored this magnificent work of art back to life. 

 
 
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BEFORE

Detail of damaged dome. Opus conducted a plaster and paint analysis of the original finishes and performed image archival research.

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IN PROGRESS

Damaged areas of the dome were removed and re plastered.

 
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IN PROGRESS

Detail of reproduced symbol.

 
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IN PROGRESS

Carefully hand drawing, painting and gilding missing images and lettering of the dome. In addition, four missing casted plaster medallions were reproduced, antiqued and installed.

 
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AFTER

Dome completely restored back to its original beauty.