Mascon Restoration Commends Efforts to Restore the Historic High Bridge in New York
Organizations will celebrate a $62 million dollar effort to restore the High Bridge of New York City. Mascon Restoration specializes in improvements of urban buildings, and congratulates the city on its new effort to preserve the historical structure
New York, New York (I-Newswire) June 19, 2012 - The New York Times recently reported a substantial effort on part of New York City to restore a historical bridge that once connected Bronx and Manhattan communities. The bridge, known as High Bridge, used to provide residents with a way to cross the Harlem River, but since it was closed down about forty years ago, many have resulted to lengthy travel efforts to get back into the city. The restoration effort has many officials observing the improvements the new bridge will bring to both neighborhoods. Mascon Restoration, based in New York, is a reconstruction company that understands the complex nature of such projects and is proud to see the city supporting urban renewal.
The stone and steel foundations that make up High Bridge will be restored to establish a safer and cleaner link over the Harlem River. According to NY Times, ramps, protective barriers and new lights will help rejuvenate the bridge to encourage communication and travel between the two neighborhoods. The project will also place five acres of parkland at the foot of the Bronx-side to promote physical health among Bronx residents who face high rates of medical problems.
Mascon Restoration connects the aesthetic development of urban communities with the overall quality of life in a particular neighborhood. The article cites the Highbridge community of the Bronx is a “particularly destitute part of the city’s poorest borough.” Besides health problems, many residents live below the poverty line and in low-quality buildings. The neighborhood is eager to see the restoration of the bridge, as they expect the reconstruction to improve the community.
While many restoration groups focus on correcting massive structures like High Bridge and rejuvenating outdoor environments, Mascon Restoration strives to rebuild dilapidated structures. Many of these types of structures could be found in the previously-mentioned Bronx community.
Mascon Restoration believes that cleaning exterior surfaces, such as brick and stone, and bringing buildings up to current construction codes can help neighborhoods reclaim their vitality.
While many residents are excited about the potential for physical activity that the restored bridge will promote, Mascon Restoration is impressed by the collective effort to raise the funds to plan for such a lofty project. According to the article, the $62 million dollar fund to rebuild High Bridge was met after many attempts to gain government approval without private financing. Mascon Restoration is aware of the high costs associated with urban renewal, and that is why they work with local agencies to provide optimal repair services at a cost that communities can afford.
Mascon Restoration is a New York-based reconstruction company that provides a wide range of services in masonry restoration, roofing, waterproofing, and general restoration. Skilled in current construction standards, the company provides scaffold drops for façade inspection and conducts Local Law 11 violation removal work. The company’s mission is to provide superior service and craftsmanship in order to preserve the culture and history of urban communities.
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Published On:June 19, 2012
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