AIA New Jersey 150 Notable Building, Lucy The Elephant, “Unveils” Restoration

December 21, 2022

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AIA New Jersey 150 Notable Building, Lucy The Elephant, “Unveils” Restoration

On Wednesday, December 28th, 2022, at 5:30 PM, Lucy’s grand unveiling ceremony is taking place and you’re all invited! Margate’s Dan Walsh will sing his very own “Lucy the Elephant” song after which Lucy will be showered in a spectacular display of light. AIA New Jersey will be present to rejoice in the largest restoration effort of the famous National Historic Landmark since she was saved from the wrecking ball in 1970.

Lucy’s entire metal skin surface has been replaced with all-new metal. More than 50% of her skin had deteriorated beyond repair. After careful analysis by Lucy’s restoration architect, Margaret Westfield of Westfield Architects, Preservation Consultants of Haddon Heights, NJ, and metallurgist, Scott Kreilick of Kreilick Conservators, it was determined that replacing her metal skin would be more cost-effective than trying to remove the 50 years of paint and rust.

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