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Lucy Moses Award: Castle Clinton

The second project we worked on that won a Lucy Moses Award this year was Castle Clinton, the fort at the very southern tip of Manhattan. Over the last 210 years, it’s been a fort, a theater, New York’s immigration station, New York’s aquarium, and now a historic monument. In concept, it’s about as simple as …

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Lucy Moses Award: St. Mary the Virgin

Two project that we worked on received Lucy Moses awards from the New York Landmarks Conservancy this year. The first is the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, at 145 West 46th Street in Manhattan. It was designed by Pierre L. LeBrun of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons in 1894, in a thirteenth-century French Gothic motif. Per the Landmarks Designation Report, and reporting from the …

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Reliability And Failure

The image above shows what our website looked like from about 1PM on Wednesday until about 2PM yesterday. Our email was also intermittently failing during the same period. There are huge differences between the issue of reliability in computer services and structural engineering, but there’s enough similarities to make some discussion worthwhile. As a small …

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Staff News

Just in time for the year being half-over, we’ve got a lot of staff news, and all of it good. First, Melanie McCloy is joining OSE today as an engineer, after graduating from Princeton in May. She can be reached at MMcCloy@oldstructures.nyc and extension 406. Ellen Key is moving from engineer to project manager, Shaquana …

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