Month: November 2015

Best for NYC: Best Practices

Old Structures has grown at a pace of roughly one added employee per year for the last nine years, from two people at the beginning of 2007 to ten at the beginning of 2015. When we were very small, we were relatively casual about annual reviews, in part because there were so few to be performed …

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It Takes Me Back

It’s possible to forget that historic preservation can be a joy in itself. The article in today’s New York Times about the wood escalates at Macy’s is a good example of that joy. My earliest memories of Macy’s, from when I was five or six, include those escalators. (The half-inch-wide wood cleats on the treads …

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Best for NYC: Best Practices

I had mentioned that we look for businesses that work towards community and environmental goals. We also look for small and local businesses whenever possible. We are a small business with more than 90% of our projects located in our home city; we like dealing with our equals. There are different ways of engage one’s community, …

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