Gulf Tower Façade Assessment Using Rope Access
Walter P Moore performed a façade assessment for Gulf Tower, a historic landmark and one of the City’s most recognizable buildings. Constructed in the early 1930s, the building exterior is comprised mainly of limestone with the exception of the first floor which is comprised mainly of granite cladding. Our assessment, performed via rope access, identified items of the exterior façade in need of repair.
Signs of distress were noted at different façade system components, on multiple levels, and at all elevations of the Gulf Tower. The façade distress included deterioration of the limestone façade, as well as mortar joints, copper sheet metal gutters, and window seal components.
Walter P Moore recommend conducting a comprehensive façade assessment to address those areas that were not directly observed during this limited assessment, and the development and implementation of a phased repair program.