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From Survey To Saved – The Iconic Newark Penn Station Project Progresses

Newark Penn Station, a centerpiece of Pennsylvania Railroads, is one of the busiest rail stations in the country. The Art Deco & Neo-Classical building was designed by renowned architecture firm, McKim, Mead, and White, and opened in 1935.

Grand Light teamed with the New Jersey Transit, American Electrical Testing, and GSH Group in restoring the iconic silver-plated, zodiac-themed chandeliers from the Newark Penn Station’s Main Waiting Room!

During an on-site survey, all existing chandeliers were thoroughly photographed and documented. Profile drawings were created for use in detailing materials, lamping information, assembly, damages/deficiencies, finishes, dimensions, mounting details, structural modifications, and special provisions.

These drawings serve as a “roadmap” during restoration by aiding in project cost projection, operation and maintenance considerations, and required restoration processes.

This project consisted of two Phases, with two chandeliers completed each Phase. The 1st Phase was completed early 2022, with the 2nd Phase expected to be completed this month. Our hope is that guests of Newark Penn Station will enjoy these truly unique, beautifully restored fixtures as much we enjoyed restoring them!

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