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Featured Buildings Involving Gilsanz Murray Steficek

35XV Residences

35XV Residences, New York City

The first six stories of 35XV Residences feature a granite base containing a high school, while the upper residential portion is aluminum-clad with offset glass.

510 Madison

510 Madison, New York City

The modernist tower with clean facade lines and flexible interior spaces features a garden terrace on the 6th floor.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York City

The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for over 40 years, longer then any other skyscraper in history.

Torre Caja Madrid

Torre Caja Madrid, Madrid

Designed by Lord Norman Foster, Torre Caja Madrid is the tallest building in the Cuatro Torres Business Area complex.

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About Gilsanz Murray Steficek

Gilsanz Murray Steficek provides structural engineering and building envelope consulting for a diverse range of construction and restoration projects. These include tall office and residential towers, theaters, housing, educational buildings, sports facilities, sculptures, landmarks and special structures.

The firm’s leaders involve themselves in professional activities and publish technical papers relevant to structural design. They are dedicated to building their future reputation on the firm’s exceptional service to clients and their projects – big and small.

Their clients include architects, public and non-public institutions, building owners, developers, contractors, building managers, corporations, artists and engineers in other trades. Their staff has experience with innovative use of materials, composite construction, and construction technology.

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Gilsanz Murray Steficek Connected Global News

Modular High-Rise Hotel Completes in New York City

Modular High-Rise Hotel Completes in New York City

12 Oct 2018, New York City – A 20-story modular hotel has reached completion on the Lower East Side of New York…

The New Visitor Center at New York City's Empire State Building Celebrates Opening Day

The New Visitor Center at New York City's Empire State Building Celebrates Opening Day

23 Aug 2018, New York City – Empire State Building’s new visitor center celebrated its opening day, unveiling a…

'Prismatic' Residential Tower in New York Tops Out

'Prismatic' Residential Tower in New York Tops Out

4 Jun 2018, New York City – An 18-story, 133-unit residential tower in New York City has topped out. The high-…

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Modular High-Rise Hotel Completes in New York City
12 Oct 2018 – New York City, United States
A 20-story modular hotel has reached completion on the Lower East Side of New York City. The finished scheme features 300 rooms, local artwork, and an adjacent 316-square…
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The New Visitor Center at New York City's Empire State Building Celebrates Opening Day
23 Aug 2018 – New York City, United States
Empire State Building’s new visitor center celebrated its opening day, unveiling a new entrance for visitors and tourists. The new lobby features a two-story-tall model…
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'Prismatic' Residential Tower in New York Tops Out
4 Jun 2018 – New York City, United States
An 18-story, 133-unit residential tower in New York City has topped out. The high-rise incorporates punched windows and a “prismatic corner” of glass, which reflects a…
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New York’s Empire State Building’s Upper Observation Deck to Be Overhauled
6 Feb 2018 – New York City, United States
Plans have been revealed for a revamp of the exterior of the 102nd-floor observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building. The plans would remove the existing…
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Renderings Revealed for New York Ritz-Carlton
17 Aug 2017 – New York City, United States
Renderings have surfaced for a 40-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel coming to Manhattan, which will command a prominent position on the skyline. The site, formerly occupied by a…
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New York City’s Largest Permanent Modular Hotel Project Halfway Complete
13 Jan 2017 – New York City, United States
CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is…
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Trinity Church Reveals Plans for Office Tower to Rise behind Historic Church
25 Oct 2016 – New York City, United States
Behind the historic steeple of Trinity Church, which was the city’s tallest building until 1890, will soon rise a modern, 26-story, mixed-use tower. New renderings have…
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Billionaire Buys $550 Million Madrid Skyscraper
3 Oct 2016 – Madrid, Spain
Amancio Ortega, thought to be Europe’s richest man, has bought one of Madrid’s most famous skyscrapers, the Torre Cepsa, for USD$550 million through his property…
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Residential Tower Proposed for 121 East 22nd Street in New York City
19 Sep 2016 – New York City, United States
Located at 121 East 22nd Street, a new building has been proposed to sit at the intersection of two neighborhoods, with the busy Madison Square area to the northwest and…
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Qatar Investment Authority Purchases Stake in the Empire State Building
25 Aug 2016 – New York City, United States
Qatar has picked up a flashy piece of NYC real estate. The Qatar Investment Authority reportedly dropped $622 million on a piece of the Empire State Building, giving the…
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Retrofit Approved for New York’s Time Warner Building
17 Jun 2016 – New York City, United States
The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved a rooftop terrace addition to the Time Warner Building. KPF and preservation consultants Higgins Quasebarth &…
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40-Story Tower Tops Out at 2 North 6th Place in New York
17 Mar 2016 – New York City, United States
A tower on the Williamsburg waterfront officially topped out on March 16 at 2 North 6th Place. By the time construction wraps, the tower will hold 554 rental apartments…
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252 East 57th Tops Out in New York
15 Oct 2015 – New York City, United States
Construction has topped out at 252 East 57th Street in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. The design of the 65-story residential tower features a concave slice…
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Virgin Hotels Breaks Ground on Tower in New York City’s Burgeoning NoMad Neighborhood
30 Sep 2015 – New York City, United States
Developers have broken ground on a 145-meter 38-story tower on the southwest corner of 30th Street and Broadway in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan that will be the…
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New York’s 252 East 57th Street Rising to Prominence
12 Feb 2015 – New York City, United States
252 East 57th Street’s evolution has taken nearly a decade, but the condominium tower is finally on its way out of the ground. New exterior shots of the building better…
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Renderings Revealed for New York’s Virgin Hotel
27 Jan 2015 – New York City, United States
Renderings have been released of New York’s 38-story, 460-room Virgin Hotel tower in its entirety. The building’s most significant contribution will be at the street…
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New York’s Rainbow Room Reopens
6 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
Eighty years practically to the day since its debut on October 3, 1934 as what was then the world’s highest restaurant, New York’s fabled Rainbow Room atop 30 Rockefeller…
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Hancock Center Considers Tilting Glass Deck Extension
9 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Seeking to boost its visitor levels, Chicago’s John Hancock Center Observatory is considering building The Tilt, a glass-enclosed extension of its 94th-floor viewing area…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Woolworth Updates Approved by Council
5 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council has approved the development of two new pavilions at Alchemy Properties' redesigned Woolworth Building. The terraces will flank the 29th floor…
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Empire State Building Installs Green Roofs
21 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
A series of green roofs have been installed on one of New York's most iconic skyscrapers, The Empire State Building. The 1,250-foot (381-meter) office tower now includes…
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FXFOWLE Tower Includes High-School Space
26 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
FXFOWLE Architects has been hired to design a cantilevered glass and granite building, which rises at an angle toward the sky for developer Alchemy Properties. The…
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Empire State Receives Unsolicited Bids
28 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
One of New York City's largest landlords, Thor Equities, has offered more than $2.1 billion in cash to buy the Empire State Building, the company said on Thursday. It is…
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The Empire State is Going Public
3 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The owners of the Empire State Building have obtained the go-ahead to take the iconic tower public. Investors of the company that owns the skyscraper have approved a plan…
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Shutterstock Moves to Empire State
9 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Shutterstock Inc., the image web-marketplace, has signed an 11-year lease for a new 85,000-square foot headquarters in the Empire State Building. Shutterstock will move…
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The Woolworth Building Celebrates a Century of Commerce
25 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Yesterday, April 24, New York celebrated the centennial of a building that changed its skyline: Cass Gilbert's Woolworth Building. Originally planned to be 16 stories,…
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Photographer Celebrates Woolworth's Beauty
19 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Photographer Bob Estremera of Foto Architectura has produced a series of images documenting the recently renovated Woolworth Building, which turns 100 years old next week…
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Comcast Buys 30 Rock, the GE Building
14 Feb 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of Comcast's $16.7 billion purchase of General Electric's stake in NBCUniversal, the company will buy 30 Rockefeller Plaza for $1.4 billion. GE, which has…
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Video: Empire State of Lights
30 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The top of the 81-year old Empire State Building was the setting for a new light show, using an LED lighting system recently installed on its crown. The LEDs feature more…

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Gilsanz Murray Steficek at CTBUH

Milan Tall Building Conference

19 Apr 2016, Event Report – The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at…

Gary Steficek

Gary Steficek

CTBUH Awards Renovation Jury, 2019
New York City, United States

Achim Hermes

Achim Hermes

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
New York City, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving Gilsanz Murray Steficek

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Papers/Research

Reinventing Woolworth: Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Skyscraper
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; Gary Steficek & Petr Vancura, Gilsanz Murray Steficek
This article presents a case study of structural and logistical issues involved in the adaptive reuse of an early 20th-century skyscraper, and outlines the case for achieving sustainability through such repurposing. Through skillful structural design…

Gilsanz Murray Steficek Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 8 Completed
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Average Building Age 43 Years
Most Common Function office, 6 Buildings
Most Common Material Steel, 5 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Gilsanz Murray Steficek