Publications

Challenges Facing Young Structural Engineers

As current leaders in structural engineering approach the end of their careers, it is increasingly important that young professionals take active measures to step into leadership roles. Leadership transition plays a vital role in the profession, but always brings with it challenges that differ from those of past generations.

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Exoskeleton with a Twist

A new torquing tower that rises out of an existing two-story Art Moderne style brick warehouse built in 1938, which was once part of the Gansevoort Market. It now stands as a case study of melding old with new via a steel framing approach that serves as both an innovative aesthetic and a standard erection process—while at the same time respecting neighborhood context.

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Stapleton Branch of the New York Public Library

Framed with glue-laminated timber and a glazed façade applied to the structural posts, the expansion of the Stapleton Library seamlessly blends the brick and stone 1907 Carnegie Library. Gilsanz Murray Steficek served as the structural engineer of the project.

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK

Surrounded by view of jet ways, aircraft, and the iconic TWA Terminal, the new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK boasts the glamour of 1960s air travel with an uptown vibe. Gilsanz Murray Steficek served as the structural engineer of the project.

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Marriott Bets on a Miracle on 34th Street

When Marriott Marquis was going up on Times Square in the 1980s, critics were calling Marriot crazy. Today, the hotel is among Marriot’s most profitable. Now, Marriot is betting on similar miracle near Penn Station. This time, they are not the only one doing so.

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In Detail: 837 Washington Street

An expansion project in the Meatpacking District, an exoskeletal 5-story addition has each floor that is slightly smaller in area to the one below and rotated in plan. Gilsanz Murray Steficek developed an efficient and cost-effective scheme by working closely with Morris Adjmi Archtects.

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Working It: David Rockwell’s NeueHouse

David Rockwell, the Interior Design hall of Fame member, also a Tony Award-nominated set designer, believes that interiors should be theatrical. NeueHouse is the epitome of his philosophy.

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One Jackson Square (Occulus)

One Jackson Square, a new residential building located on the north edge of Jackson Square Park, stands as a counterpart to the masonry architecture prevalent in the Greenwich Village Historic District. Gilsanz Murray Steficek served as the structural engineer of the project.

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Cool Carousel

Jane’s Carousel dates back to 1922 when it was initially installed in Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. In the early 1980s, it was purchased for installation in Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park (now Brooklyn Bridge Park) in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. After more than two decades of restoration, it now resides in a pavilion in the park.

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