Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial
The Partnership – comprised of the National Park Service, City of Boston, Friends of the Public Garden, and Museum of African American History – to Renew the Shaw 45th Regiment Memorial.
The project involves the removal of the bronze and stone from the plaza level up, taken offsite to a conservation studio, and new waterproofing will be installed under the plaza’s brick. A new concrete foundation will be built under the bronze, and everything replaced, pinning the bronze to the marble structure that surrounds it.
Cathodic protection will be applied into the concrete under the plaza to protect the plaza substructure. This will protect the steel support beams from corrosion by introducing another metal known as sacrificial. Through the use of an electrical current, the corrosion is drawn to the sacrificial metal instead of the steel beams.
[Work in Progress]
National Park Service, City of Boston, Friends of the Public Garden, and Museum of African American History