YIMBY spotlights 122 East 23rd Street

New development is an infrequent occurrence in the East 20s, but from 121 East 22nd Street through to 122 East 23rd Street, Toll Brothers City Living is almost finished on their latest project, designed by the Office of Metropolitan Architecture. GMS is providing exterior envelope consulting services for this new mid-rise residential condominium building.

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Woolworth Starts off Archtober

The Woolworth building will be the first “Building of the Day” celebrating this year’s Archtober. Archtober (ärk’tōbər) is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the annual festival of architecture tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions taking place during October.<!–more–>

The <strong>Woolworth Tower Residences</strong> is an extraordinary conversion of the iconic Woolworth Building’s top 30 floors into 33 luxury residential condominiums, including a five-level penthouse dubbed the “townhome in the sky.” Work at this National Historic Landmark involves façade restoration, gut renovation, and structural reconstruction of core elevator shafts and stairwells from floors 29-58; new MEP infrastructure; new ground-floor entrance and dedicated lobby; amenity space in sub levels (restored Woolworth pool and wine storage); a 29th floor lounge; and 30th floor gym.

GMS is providing structural engineering services for this conversion. Two new high rise elevators from the sub-cellar to 51st Floor, new floor openings, concrete pit structures at sub sub-cellar and machine room, pickup framing at 51st to 53rd Floor. New exit stair structures between 30th and 53rd Floor, new floor openings and new/reinforced framing. Two new penthouses at the 30th Floor, new canopy structure at the ground floor for condominium entrance. Also, the lower levels were refurbished to accommodate restaurants, a health club, retail and educational space, as well as renovations of the intermediate levels for office tenants.

<a href=”https://archtober.org/”>Click here to learn more about Archtober.</a>

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Jonathan Hernandez – President-Elect of SEAoNY

Jonathan Hernandez, GMS Partner, was inducted as the President-Elect for the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) for 2017-2018. The ceremony occurred during SEAoNY’s Annual Meeting, held at the Center For Architecture in New York on September 14, 2017.<!–more–>

The purpose of SEAoNY is to advance the art of structural engineering in New York by improving the flow of ideas and building the community of colleagues. SEAoNY also reaches out to other professionals, outside the engineering community, who work in related fields with common interests. The association sponsors workshops, panel discussions, lectures and seminars with the aim of addressing topics of interest and concern to structural engineers. SEAoNY is a member organization of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). Jonathan is also a member of the NCSEA Board of Directors.

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