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Boston Seeks Bids for Tower Restoration

Friday, February 1, 2013

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The City of Boston is seeking bids until Feb. 7 for the restoration of the Fort Hill Tower, a historic standpipe, located in the city's Roxbury neighborhood.  

The Cochichuate Water Company built the 70-foot-tall tower atop Fort Hill in 1869 when Roxbury—until then, an independent town—was annexed to the city of Boston. The project signified Roxbury's new status as part of the city.

The site once contained earthwork fortifications of the Continental Army during the Siege of Boston in the American Revolutionary War.

Fort Hill Tower
The Evolving Critic

Though functionally obsolete, the Fort Hill Tower remains a beloved community landmark.

Eventually, the tower became obsolete as Boston's water infrastructure system expanded, but the structure remained in place for its unique beauty and charm.

The tower is officially known as the Cochituate Standpipe, named for the lake that was its original water source. After falling into disrepair, the tower was restored in the 1980s by the city of Boston.

The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 1973.

Scope of Work

The restoration project includes coating a limited exterior surface area; cleaning and coating the cast-iron spiral staircase; repairing and coating the large metal tank; and cleaning and coating the metal roof.

The estimated cost for repairs is $607,067.

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.

   

Tagged categories: Bidding; Government contracts; Historic Preservation; Historic Structures; Paint BidTracker; Tower

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