Boston Public Library, McKim Building
The Boston Public Library McKim Building project consisted of renovation and historical restoration work at one of Boston’s preeminent historical landmarks. The work consisted of courtyard renovations as well as interior and exterior roof reconstruction. Work also included masonry repointing, masonry washing, window restoration, arcade ceiling reconstruction, and lantern retrofitting. Intensive attention to detail was invested to ensure that restored elements retained and replicated the look, feel and character of the original historical features of the building. W.T. Rich Company was awarded the Boston Society of Architects 2001 Harleston Parker Medal in recognition for excellence on this project.
Location: Boston, MA
Duration: November 1999 to August 2001
Contract Value: $6,500,000
Type: Public - Historic Restoration
Owner: City of Boston, Boston, MA
Designer: Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, Boston, MA