Naples Central School District

Naples Central School District
Naples, NY

Architect: Hunt Architects
Cast Stone Manufacturer: Sun Precast Company, Beaver Springs, PA
Awards: 2009 CSI Award – Design Excellence – Restoration

This restoration project is an 18-foot tower at the top of Naples Central School District building.  It was erected in the 1930’s and remains a focal point of the town of Naples. The scope included the complete replacement of the existing cast stone tower structure as well as the 4’ tall urns.  Cast stone was used to replicate the entire original exposed aggregate structure while maintaining the historical integrity of the intricate architectural details. The replacement cast stone is an identical replication of the original tower, but to improve long-term durability of the structure, the new cast stone was designed thinner than the original stone, which reduced the load bearing on the building.