Holiday Wishes

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a healthy, prosperous New Year!
— from all of us at GMS

Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion is the 2017 winning design for the Flatiron Holiday Design Competition, a collaboration of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and the Van Alen Institute. GMS is proud to work with Future Expansion and The New Motor, to deliver this holiday gift to our neighbors. Special thanks to GMS team members Cathy Huang, Amanda Eldridge, Isaac Epstein, Dana Saba and Bryan Torres. Photography courtesy of ©Noah Kalina

Please visit Flatiron Plaza at East 23rd Street & Broadway, New York, now until January 1, 2018.

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White & Case Featured in Interior Design

GMS provided structural engineering services for this 440,000 SF interior renovation and re-stack of 9 floors in the McGraw-Hill Building at 1221 Avenue of the Americas. Project included structural modifications and reinforcement for a monumental stairway, health club, full service kitchen and dining area, UPS and data center, as well as roof dunnage and shaft openings for new HVAC equipment.

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529 Broadway Featured in the New York Times

This new 6-story commercial building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District replaces a two-story taxpayer building. The new steel framed structure, designed by BKSK Architects, features a terra cotta rain screen and glass curtain wall facade system that transitions along the building perimeter from punched windows representative of an earlier masonry era, to a more open open frame emblematic of SoHo’s later cast-iron era. The entire 52,000 square foot building is leased by Nike. According to the New York Times, “design fans should soon be recognizing it as one of the most exciting and intelligent structures to be built for decades, anywhere.”

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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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