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Last night was the (virtual) ceremony for the 2021 Lucy Moses Awards. As I have mentioned before, we were the engineer of record for two winning projects, and had a small role on a third. Obviously, it’s gratifying to be associated with winning projects and to be in the company of so much good work …

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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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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

I took the picture above a few days ago, walking through Battery Park. That’s Castle Clinton with a construction fence around most of it and two trailers parked in front for contractors’ use. The building was constructed more than 200 years ago as a fort to protect Manhattan from an attack by sea; it has …

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Another Discipline

Our work is, of course, based on structural engineering. We often work in historic preservation and maybe a little bit into the technical aspects of architecture. Our work occasionally drifts into straight-up history, as this blog does as well. We’re continuing our restoration work at Fort Ticonderoga, with John G. Waite Associates, Architects, and The …

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Lucy Moses Award: Belvedere Castle

I’ve written about Belvedere a lot, partly because it’s one of my favorite projects of the last few years and partly because it’s a unique structure and therefore posed unique challenges. A summary of my previous posts is here – Belvedere Castle – along with some vintage photos and some construction photos. Our work, performed …

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