The Hope Building

The Hope Building

131 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013

History

For over a century, 131 Duane Street, recognized as The Hope Building, has remained an iconic fixture of Tribeca. Originally built in 1862 as a warehouse, it stands as a testament to the district’s rich commercial heritage. Named in tribute to its visionary architect, Thomas Hope, this incredible building serves as a reminder of Tribeca’s industrial legacy. Today, it retains its cherished status as a significant piece of architectural heritage. 

It is with great pride that we announce this project has earned Nova Construction Services the prestigious Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award. This achievement underscores the skill, passion, and attention to detail our team brings to every project, ensuring that historic structures like The Hope Building continue to tell the story of our city’s rich past. 

Scope of work

Masonry restoration
Façade and Stone Cleaning
Window and Lintel repairs
Installation of reclaimed brick cladding
Landmark Preservation
Limestone
Brownstone
Granite repair and replacement
Marble restoration
Brick wall repairs
Stucco removal
Dutchman repairs
Bluestone coping installation
Sheet metal cornice replacement
Cornice reconstruction
Sidewalk repairs

Project

Architect:
Easton Architects LLP
Year Built
1862

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Access

Nova Construction Services offer access services.
We offer the following services:

Sidewalk Shed

Suspended Scaffolding

Pipe Scaffolding

Material Hoist

Consulting

Based on our many years of experience, we offer consulting services in the following areas:

Emergency Repairs

Mortar And Stone Analysis

Aeriallift Inspections

Test Cleaning

Suspended Scaffolding Inspection

Roofing Analysis

Concrete & Coating

Nova Construction Services offer concrete & coating services.
Concrete is one of the most frequently used building materials. It is used extensively for a wide range of construction work, such as footpaths, driveways and roads, residential and commercial construction – floors and walls, foundations and footings, for posts, fences and walls, and even boat hulls.
Precast concrete is typically stronger than natural cut limestone, but it doesn’t have the look of natural cut stone. Cast Stone, on the other hand, solves both problems. Cast Stone can be stronger than precast concrete and is easily cast to produce identical pieces.

Sidewalk Replacement

Coating Repair And Installation

Cast Stone Installation

Vault Repairs And Replacement

Gfrc / Gfrp Cornice Restoration

Concrete Eyebrow And Structural Repairs

Architectural Metals

Nova Construction Services offer architectural metals services.
Architectural metalwork is a unique factor in the building process that involves using metalwork practices to create structures that are not only functional but also have a strong aesthetic role to play too. It is the bringing together of metalwork and architecture.
Architectural steel fabrication often involves the use of decorative elements, such as ornamental railings, staircases, and facades. On the other hand, structural steel fabrication is concerned with the strength and stability of the building.
As part of the architectural metals service, Nova Construction Services offers:

Cast Iron Repair & Replacement

Fire Escape Restoration

Cornice Retoration  & Replacement

Steel Retoration & Replacement

Canopy, Entrace & Gate Restoration

Window Restoration

Copper Roof Replacement

Ralling Replacement

Skylight Replacement

Structural Shoring

Architectural Stones

Nova Construction Services offer architectural stones services.
Stone is a highly durable, low maintenance building material with high thermal mass. As a natural substance that is quarried and mined from the earth and used in a variety of applications in construction, including: masonry, including decorative elements such as pillars, swags and porticos, floor and wall tiles and cladding.
As part of the facade restoration service, we offer the following:

Landmark Preservation

Terra Cotta Repair Replacement

Limestone, Brownstone and Granite Repair and Replacement

Roofing & Waterproofing

Nova Construction Services offers roofing & waterproofing services.
Waterproofing is a process designed to prevent liquids from entering a structure. Comprehensive waterproofing measures are often added to the building to provide moisture control during construction, and waterproofing materials are applied after the structure is built to eliminate any problems that may be encountered.
As part of the roof & waterproofing service, Nova Construction Services offers:

Roof Replacement

Slate Roof Replacement

Roof Recovery

Balcony and Tarace Waterproofing

Façade restorations

Nova Construction Services offers façade restorations services.
This process is the process that reveals the appearance of the building. Facade systems are made with very different materials. These can be processes such as styrofoam coating, glass coating and metal coating. The main purpose of facade treatments made of these, or other materials is to protect the building.
Façade restorations means aesthetic improvements to the front of a building including installing, restoring, replacing or repairing awnings, windows, doors, cladding, and architectural features.

Mansory Restoriation

Stucco Installation

Local Law 11 Repairs

Facade and Stone Cleaning

Metal Panel Systems