The original terra cotta cornice on this elegant Fifth Avenue commercial building had been severely deteriorated over time. Forty-eight original decorative terra cotta units needed to be replaced. The Microcotta replacements preserved the architectural qualities and historical character down to the minutest detail. Another advantage of using Microcotta as a cornice replacement is that it weighs less than traditional terra cotta. The reduced weight load means lower installation costs. The material also saves money by offering shorter lead times and enhanced durability, The restoration by U. S. Stone was successfully completed in less than six weeks.