On April 27, BirdMaster Bird Control Systems will be presented with the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award in recognition of their outstanding efforts as part of the team in the recent restoration of the located on W16th Street in the Chelsea district of New York City.
Completed in 2010, the restoration and preservation efforts began in 2001 under the direction of Parish Architect, Thomas A. Fenniman. The restoration and preservation encompassed all surfaces: plaster, marble, murals, woodwork, metal and stained glass and extensive exterior bird control. With our design services, BirdMaster Bird Control Systems played a vital role in this project from the beginning.
Over the space of a few years, bird guano has a corrosive effect on buildings’ facades and presents a threat to the stonework of not only historic landmark buildings such as St Francis Xavier but all buildings. The architects for the church immediately realized the need to bird proof the building to prevent future deterioration taking place. That’s when they contacted the experts: BirdMaster.
BirdMaster had previously installed PermaNet at the West 16th Street entrance of the church. As the restoration project unfolded the coverage was extended to all exterior windows as well as the entrance being upgraded to PermaNet Marble. Not only is the netting system virtually invisible, it is non destructive and is harmless to pest birds.
BirdMaster has been the trusted bird control installer and designer for many major historical restorations throughout the nation and is clearly the first choice of preservation professionals. For over 20 years, BirdMaster has been protecting our nation’s architectural and historic treasures from pest bird infestations becoming the #1 specified bird control solution. Our bird control portfolio includes structures such as the Statue of Liberty, NYC, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and a legion of other prestigious landmark buildings. Our care and commitment to historic preservation has led to assignments on the campuses of nearly every Ivy League college, and on over 90% of the government buildings lining Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.