St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Project Type: Cultural

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, arguably one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, had the cornerstone laid on August 15, 1858 and upon opening on May 25, 1879, became the home for the newly formed Diocese of New York. Its Neo-Gothic design took over 20 years to complete with materials used from all over the United States and the rest of the world. In 2012, the Diocese decided to undertake an ambitious renovation to bring the aging Cathedral back to its former glory.  In addition to the repair work done to the marble lined exterior, stained glass windows and the existing cathedral ceiling, ABCO Peerless installed a state of the art high pressure water mist system in the timber constructed attic. This water mist system was the largest installation of this type ever installed in a historical building and gained national acclaim from the National Fire Protection Association.  ABCO Peerless was proud to be a part of such an amazing project and happy to help protect such a valuable cultural landmark for generations to come.