Past Construction Projects

St. Paul's Chapel Roof Replacement and Restoration

Facilities and Operations has embarked on a project to replace the roof and restore the exterior of St. Paul's Chapel, including façade cleaning and restoration of the upper stained-glass windows. This work is critical to preventing any future damage to the interior of the building.

The historic terra cotta roof tiles will be replaced consistent with the original architecture of this landmarked building, one of just three on Columbia's campus (the other two are Low Library and Casa Italiana). The work is being performed in phases, and protective scaffolding will remain around the entire perimeter of the chapel for the duration of the project.

Phase I work has focused on the lower-level roofs around the perimeter of the dome. The tiles have been removed and the roof structures below are being repaired. During Phase II, which began in March 2018, the scaffolding has been extended to the dome and within the chapel interior, allowing tiles to be removed and replaced from the dome, and the stained-glass windows around the dome will be removed and restored. Once restored, the windows will be reinstalled with protective glazing, as the lower Chapel windows are today. The project also entails masonry repair and cleaning of the façade.

Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2019.

For updates, visit the CUFO website.