Below are a few ways in which the 81 On Seventh team has restored or reused elements and materials of the original structure.
The new stairway landings have been constructed using maple flooring salvaged from the floor penetrations required for the new elevator and stairwell shafts.
Metal Stamped Ceilings
The original stamped tin ceilings on first, second and third floors have been repaired by a local artisan and repainted.
Beams and Columns
The Douglas-fir beams and columns throughout the building have been sandblasted and sealed to reveal and retain their original color.
The plaster covering the original brick walls has been removed in the elevator lobbies to expose a sample of the building’s initial interior wall surface.
Building Materials Reuse (PDF)