New Castle Town Hall – New Castle, DE

Over the next year or so I will be using photogrammetry to monitor the masonry conditions on the “Old Town Hall” in the charming village of New Castle, DE.

In December I visited the building and created both line drawings and orthophotography to set up base line conditions for the monitoring project.

Below is a snapshot of the two documentation formats side by side.

 

INVERTED 2x3 New Castle Town Hall-1-d

 

UPDATE:

Here are diagrams showing a contour map reflecting the deformation of the masonry walls as the rise past floor plates whose span runs parallel to the walls and which provide no anchor. The “bulge”, while not tremendous in size is nonetheless measurable and worth monitoring.

Northwest Elevation of wall deformation

Northwest Elevation of wall deformation

Southeast Elevation of Wall deformation

Southeast Elevation of wall deformation

One response to “New Castle Town Hall – New Castle, DE

  1. Pingback: Measuring the deformation of masonry walls in an historic structure | photography & architectural photogrammetry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s