St. Louis Union Station Headhouse Facade

  • Project: St. Louis Union Station Headhouse Facade
  • Service: Historic Restorations, Masonry Restoration
  • Location: 1800 Market Street, St. Louis, MO
  • General Contractor: Superior Waterproofing & Restoration Co., Inc.
  • Developer: Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Start Date: May 2006
  • Completion Date: November 2007
  • Scope: Total Masonry Restoration
  • Detailed Scope:
    - Complete scaffolding
    - Chemical and baking soda cleaning
    - 100,000 s.f. tuckpointing of stone
    - Stone patching and replacement
    - Replacement of historic wood, copper and roof tiles
    - Painting and caulking of all windows
    - Mall, restaurants and Hyatt Hotel remained fully operational during completion
  • Summary of Job Performance:
    Totally restored St. Louis’ most historical landmark which includes the 230’ tall clock tower. Several ornamental stone locations had to be safety netted in 2005 for safety precautions. All deteriorated locations were patched and/or replaced as well as the entire facade restored.

    A huge special thanks to Park National Bank (owners) for placing their trust in Superior Waterproofing to revive and beautify this one of a kind historic structure. The project was managed and engineered by Walter P. Moore & Associates. Many thanks to David Ford and Mark Williams who traveled to the site weekly for inspections and guidance. Jones Lang LaSalle are the property management who also invested countless hours to the success of this project (thanks to Barry Wood and Rod Bechtolt). Thanks also to the Hyatt Hotel Rick Creviston for the many demands faced in keeping operations functional throughout.

    Superior would like to extend unmeasured thanks to our site superintendent Gene Ellis and his crews who faced countless obstacles throughout the life of this project. The craftsmanship and dedication is second to none. Thanks again!