Replacement of the Beaux-Arts Skylight at Manhattan Surrogate’s Courthous receives award
New York, NY – The replacement and restoration of the historic skylight within the landmark Manhattan Surrogate’s Courthouse has received a 2020 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The team for this project included Urbahn Architects, program manager the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC), owner the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), and historic conservator Jablonski Building Conservation (JBC).The Lucy G. Moses Awards are the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest honors for preservation excellence. The award will be bestowed upon the project team on September 23, 2020, during the 30th Anniversary Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards Gala to be held at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.Completed in 1907, this Beaux-Arts structure encompasses an entire block in downtown Manhattan, bounded by Chambers, Centre, Reade, and Elk Sts. The interior and exterior are both NYC landmarks. The building was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.