The Tallest In The World, Times Two

I previously mentioned our work at the Park Row Building, but the one picture I attached didn’t really do justice to the topic. This, on the other hand, shows off the building at its best: You may ask, what is that remarkably beautiful thing? That’s where a lot of our work, led by Ryan Cleary, is located …

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Historic Structural Detail: Some Artifacts Are Bigger Than Others

In most alteration projects, the first stage of construction is demolition of the interior finishes. When that work is done, we often find conditions that we did not know existed and would not have known with the demolition. Sometimes those conditions affect our work, sometimes they are simply artifacts showing us some information about how the …

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Changes Over Time and Changes In Loading

We’re currently working on a team that is creating a Historic Structures Report for Castle Clinton. Our concern, obviously, is the structure of the old fort. But for us, part of analyzing the current structural conditions is looking at the load history of the building. It’s current state is roughly similar to how it was during …

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Not An Optical Illusion

A lot of what is now SoHo was once a swamp. Don’t take my word for it, just zoom in on the Viele map. What does that bit of history mean today? Among other things, it means that the soil in that area is relatively soft and tends to settle more than average under concentrated …

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