Dedicated in 1976, the Voyage of Ulysses is a government-owned stainless-steel sculpture and fountain located on the Byrne-Green plaza in the heart of historic Philadelphia. To preserve and maintain the abstract artwork, McKay Lodge was contracted for the sculpture’s restoration. As part of this overall project, DCM coordinated the careful removal by crane of the piece for the conservator’s treatment, installed a new water proofing membrane, and repaired the concrete basin. DCM also designed and built a patent-pending gravity based water supply system that requires no filters to stop clogs in the piping and improves the filtration of the flowing water.
Client: US General Services Administration (GSA Region 3) / McKay Lodge
Year(s): 2012 – 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Project Type: Restoration and Repairs
Role: General Contractor, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer