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Recognition

Three projects that OSE worked on have won 2021 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. That’s good news and, considering that the awards are given to the project as a whole, it’s good news for a lot of firms other than just us. Our congratulations to all, since successful completion …

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Our Research

More information on The Structure of Skyscrapers, my history of the development of tall-building structural technology put to 1900, is at the link above. Or click on the book cover below. More information on City of Brick and Steel, our guide to the structure of buildings in New York City, is at the link above. …

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Intro To New York

[Editor’s Note: Ellen started at OSE in February, after grad school, just in time to complete orientation before the Covid-19 lockdown. I asked her if she was interested in writing about starting her job here under these circumstances, and she contributed the following. – DF] Two thousand twenty, a new decade uncorkedDawned brightly for me …

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An Inevitable Discussion

I try to steer this blog away from current events, with exceptions made for historic-preservation and engineering events that make the headlines, like the fire at Notre Dame. Yesterday, it felt like some kind of threshold had been passed, and so I’m going to talk briefly about the Coronavirus pandemic. To state the obvious: we’re …

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