The Ives team, under contract with the U.S. Postal Service, restored the facade of the historic Patchin Station in lower Manhattan to its former elegance. Over many years the marble exterior absorbed, water which caused the stone panels to crack and, in some cases, fall to the street. The Ives Group led by Joel Ives, AIA was able to find an exact duplication for the marble and carefully replicated the unique design using a waterproof substrate with stainless steel fasteners. This provided a permanent solution for the Postal Service and the community. The project was accomplished under a call-in contract with the U.S. Postal Service.