New York — Open House New York (OHNY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) are partnering to open a selection of recent projects during the 2015 OHNY Weekend, highlighting and celebrating the state of the art of structural engineering. On Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18, tours at 11 significant projects completed within the last 10 years will give participants a chance to learn about a new generation of New York City icons from the perspective of the structural engineers who helped transform them from idea into reality.
“New York has always been a city of engineering feats, home to historically important projects — from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building — that pushed the boundaries of structural possibility,” says Gregory Wessner, OHNY Executive Director. “Engineering New York celebrates this long tradition of innovation, and helps the public better understand the creative and technical ingenuity of the engineers who help make some of New York’s greatest buildings.”
Engineering New York Tours and Talks:
- Apple Cube – 5th Ave: Eckersley O’Callaghan Engineers
- Brookfield Place: Thornton Tomasetti
- Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92: Silman
- Drawing Center: BuroHappold Engineering
- High Line: BuroHappold Engineering
- Hudson Yards: Thornton Tomasetti
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice: LERA Consulting Structural Engineers
- Porcelanosa: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
- Stapleton Library: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
- The New School: University Center: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
- Whitney Museum of American Art: Silman
“SEAoNY is excited for the opportunity to show the public the important work that structural engineers perform every day,” says Alastair Elliott, Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Silman and the President-Elect of SEAoNY’s Board of Directors. “New York’s structural engineers play an important role in creating beautiful and innovative buildings and infrastructure while always holding public safety paramount.”
Some Engineering New York sites will require Advance Reservations, while others will be Open Access and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis. More information will be announced on October 6, when the OHNY Weekend Event Guide is released to the public.