Duplicating Bellevue Hospital's Landmark Icon with Smooth-On Rubber
With space being a premium in New York City expansion has its draw backs. Take for
example, Bellevue hospital's new parking garage. Construction of the four level parking
facility covered the existing entrance "Arch" to the hospital. The massive arch was
hand-carved in 1865 and an important symbol of the hospital's enduring mission.
To preserve the look of the hospital, administration decided to construct a new arch
on the south side of the parking deck. To do this MJM Studios called upon Smooth-On mold
rubbers to make a mold of the entire existing arch then recast with cast stone to make
an exact duplicate.
PMC®-724 Mold Rubber from Smooth-On is brushed on the top of the Bellevue Arch.
The entire arch is eventually covered with the mold rubber and a support shell.
The new Bellevue Arch
made out of cast stone
sitting next to the parking garage.