Constructed in 1842, 55 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan is a building rich in history. It was the former site of The Merchant's Exchange, The New York Stock Exchange, and The New York Customs House. In 1899 the building was sold to the National City Bank, which renovated and reconstructed the main hall in a Corinthian style.

A century later, the ornate plaster ornamentation on the ceiling was in need of considerable restoration. Hyde Park Mouldings of New York was charged with replacing the deteriorating plasterwork for the building’s new tenant – the luxurious Regent Wall Street Hotel.

Smooth-On's BRUSH-ON® 40 urethane rubber became the material of choice for this historical project. Molds were made of undamaged sections of plasterwork, which could then be cast to replace similar damaged pieces.