Publications

International Photo Museum to Open

Fotografiska International, the world’s largest photography museum, will establish its first U.S. location at 281 Park Ave. South building, formerly known as the Church Mission House in Midtown South.

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A Bridge to Nowhere

The bridge that used to connect Trinity Church, one of the earliest sites to receive landmark designation, and now demolished 25-story parish building will be getting additional structural supports designed by Harold I. Shapiro and Gilsanz Murray Steficek until it is ready to be tied to the emerging 26-story parish hall in the spring of 2018.

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Learning from Disasters

Reconnaissance trips following natural or manmade disasters can provide valuable education because observing success is equally valuable to observing failure, as we can learn what to promote in our designs.

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Trinity Church Unveils Design for New Tower

Trinity Church used to be connected to a 25 story parish building. A new 26 story Trinity Church Parish Center will take its place to engage with community through mixed use of space, including commercial space and nine floors dedicated to a parish center at the base.

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Thinking Outside the Cube

Known as the Cubes, the project flanks the western edge of a through-block plaza at 120 West 42nd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadways.

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Former Toys R Us Site in Times Square is Being Reimagined

The former flagship Toys ‘R’ Us store in Times Square is now being converted into locations for clothing retailers Gap and Old Navy. The 65 feet tall Ferris wheel had been dismantled, and its towering T-Rex shredded and burnt.

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Porcelanosa (Cross Sections Magazine)

Porcelanosa, a Spanish manufacturer of tiles and kitchen/bath finishes opened a new showroom at 202 Fifth Avenue, across the street from the Flatiron Building. Gilsanz Murray Steficek served as a prime consultant to the renovation of the former “Commodore Criterion” building.

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American Physical Society (Modern Steel Construction)

The American Physical Society (APS) newly renovated its headquarters in Ridge, NY. Gilsanz Murray Steficek participated as a structural engineer, collaborating with Marvel Architects in a state of the art, high performance and cost effective facility.

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330 Madison Avenue (Metals in Construction)

330 Madison went under a renovation to stay competitive in the market. MdeAS Architects and Gilsanz Murray Steficek came up with direct attachment of new curtain walls to existing mullions as an “over-cladding”, an effective solution that reduced the overall cost, and minimized disruption to the tenants.

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