Restoration of the Bohemian National Hall in New York, USA – Phases I, III and IV
Description of project:
One of the most noteworthy and attractive jobs in the history of the PSJ Company has finished its story. The restoration of the Bohemian National Hall in New York was a particularly challenging undertaking that can boast excellent workmanship quality.
The overall renovation of the five-storey building, which is more than 100 years of age, began in March 2003. The initial restoration phase was completed in May 2005. At that time, representatives of Czech compatriot organisations had taken over the only fully finished building floor on which they could continue their tradition of promoting heritage by organising social and cultural events. The final restoration phase ran between April 2007 and September 2008 with special focus on the completion of building and mechanical parts as well as interior finishes to the remaining building floors giving full functionality back to this listed building.
The multi-purpose ceremony hall/ballroom set over the 4th and 5th floors is indisputably the most impressive part of the building. It captures the attention of the visitors with stucco decorations, splendid chandeliers, an artistically designed banister and particularly by a richly decorated curtain with a panoramic scene of Hradčany Castle. The 2nd floor now accommodates a new art gallery that meets all the requirements set upon the presentation of artwork. It has also become the home of the Czech Centre and the Czech Consulate General.