New York, New York
Restorations in Central Park, and later Prospect Park, were originally undertaken as "moonlight" projects while on staff at Russo+Sonder, then an expanding health-care practice. In collaboration with James Lamantia, they developed into a subsidiary joint-venture practice.
The stone section of the Dairy was a restoration; the wooden Loggia was a re-creation from the ground up.
Similarly, the Belvedere masonry was a reassembly, with some stones retrieved by the temporary draining of the adjacent lake. The "witch hat" tower and decorative pavilions are complete re-creations.
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