San Francisco Embarcadero, CA
The Ferry Building's historic replica elements were crafted from molds made of full-scale patterns using wood, foam, and plaster. Parts are all FRP with fire retardant unsaturated polyester resin for durability; it also contains E Glass reinforcement which means they won't break easily when struck or vibration occurs on impact! In addition, the panels have embedded steel anchors that provide enhanced stability.
Design fabrication method, engineer, and manufacture second story interior historic brick arches to match remaining original arches, clearstory window frames, lower watercourse at second-floor level; do the same for exterior window surrounds on North wing of West elevation to match South wing window surrounds. Faux finish matches existing brick.
Client: Port of San Francisco
Contractor: Plant Construction Company
Architect: SMWM Architects
Historic Architect: Page and Turnbull