Nassau Hall Roof Replacement & Cupola Restoration

The roof and cupola rising above our iconic Nassau Hall will be the center of a restoration project. Scaffolding will envelop the entire building to support the craftspeople and materials that will replace the roof, restore the cupola, resurface the clocks and enhance roof access safety features. Even the weather vane currently rusted in place will be restored. The project will include local craftspeople and contractors and we will update this project page with photos and stories along the way. The estimated timeframe for the project is June 2018 - March 2019.

To discover more about the history of Nassau Hall please visit Mudd Library's Architecture of Nassau Hall blog. During the restoration, the bronze Class of 1879 tigers flanking the front steps will be boxed for protection. To find other tigers around campus, please visit Princetoniana's Tigers prowl around Princeton Campus

It's been about four months since the project started and a few key pieces restored offsite are beginning to move back into place. On September 13 the weather vane was reinstalled and we are happy to report it is able to move again!


Project milestones: 
Scaffolding and fencing surround Nassau Hall
Jun, 2018
Roof replaced (around cupola)
Dec, 2018
Clock face restored
Mar, 2019
Cupola restored and roof replaced (under cupola)
Mar, 2019