CSI Conserves Mosaic Ceiling of Federal Heritage Building as Part of Wellington Building Renovation
[09-25-2015] CSI is currently performing conservation treatment on the impressive Byzantine-style ceiling mosaic of the Wellington Building in Ottawa, Canada. Built between 1925-1927, this richly ornamented Beaux-Arts building was designed by architects D. Everett Waid (New York) and J.A. Ewart (Ottawa). The glass tile mosaic is located on the vaulted ceiling of the entrance lobby that originally housed the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Designed by Barry Faulkner, the mosaic depicts various scenes, mostly of the Metropolitan Company personified as a woman vanquishing mythical beasts, healing the sick, giving out pensions, and replacing people’s houses after they had been burned down. Conservation work of the mosaic (in addition to the exterior and other interior spaces) is currently ongoing and the full project is on schedule for completion in 2016.