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Glass House reopens in May with a new ceiling

April 20, 2018

Some happy news for a Modern icon—the Glass House will reopen May 3 with a fully restored ceiling. In recent years, the ceiling was sagging in several areas. A study identified the cause to be the system attaching the ceiling to the roof timbers, which was both poorly constructed and inadequate for the weight of the 1,800 square-foot-plaster ceiling. Additional issues included the presence of a top coat mixed with asbestos and two doors that were not functioning properly due to the sagging. Thanks in part to funding from Bank of America and the Connecticut Department of Economic Community Development, the entire plaster ceiling was replaced. Images and a short video of the process are available on the Glass House website.

All photos © Michael Biondo