Renovating Griffith Park Observatory
After nearly 70 years of wide public use, the Griffith Observatory closed its doors for a renovation. Because of the historical nature of the facility, Moe was selected based on the specialized workmanship and experience in working within similar environments.
The Griffith Observatory required each contractor to consult with a historical curator to ensure the preservation of the environment throughout the entire process. Each step of the renovation was intended to return the grounds to its original splendor, yet updating it to withstand the traffic.
Moe has a history of taking extreme measures to ensure the least invasive process when renovating an existing structure, especially a historical building. The crew worked hand in hand with the general contractor as well as the curators to ensure that the plumbing was upgraded to meet today's standards, without losing the historical charm.
The project was completed on time and was successfully reopened to the public in November of 2006.