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Wind work earns engineers ACEC NY recognition

ACEC New York presented DeSimone Consulting Engineers with two Platinum Awards for the structural design of 111 Murray and 512 West 22nd Street in Manhattan.

As part of the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards program, the projects will be recognized at the annual awards gala in April, 2019.

111 Murray, a new, high-rise condominium development, towers nearly 800 feet above TriBeCa, Manhattan. The ultra-luxury building comprises 415,000 s/f and contains 157 luxury residences and over 20,000 s/f of amenities.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Hill West, the 59-story building incorporates a gently flared silhouette that splays outward from 40th floor to pinnacle.

The development also includes a low-rise, standalone building that houses the tower’s MEP and retail components.

Following a series of wind-tunnel analyses, DeSimone’s structural team implemented a 570-ton tuned mass damper to withstand high-wind accelerations and to ensure the comfort of future occupants.

DeSimone also implemented high-strength concrete to further reduce building movement and to support sweeping column-free interiors.

This creates open floor plates and unobstructed corner views, which are high-value selling points for potential buyers.

Located in Chelsea, Manhattan, 512 West 22nd Street is a boutique office building developed by the Albanese Organization and Vornado Realty Trust. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, that 175,000 s/f building contains 11 floors of office space and ground-floor retail. The property also includes a roof deck, multiple landscaped terraces, and wrap-around exterior stairs. Building interiors feature exposed concrete columns that flare into fluted architectural shapes to create parabolic designs free of sharp corners or edges.

“DeSimone is honored to receive these awards from ACEC New York,” said Stephen DeSimone, president and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineers. “These remarkable buildings illustrate how luxury design and sustainability can coexist in high-end urban developments.”

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