Skating Toward a New State-of-the-Art UBS Arena for the New York Islanders

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Skating Toward a New State-of-the-Art UBS Arena for the New York Islanders

Challenged with COVID-19 rules and restrictions, a Populous- and Thornton Tomasetti-led design team delivered an innovative steel superstructure with long span roof trusses, lateral load resisting braces in the elevator cores and perimeter and a large rigging capacity for concerts, venues and sporting events. Written by Barbara Horwitz-Bennett  The New York Islanders’ new $1.5 billion … Continued

The art of structural complexity at the Perelman Center

Written by Bill Millard The 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is an occasion for reflection not only on the tragedy itself but on the city’s resilience in making the World Trade Center neighborhood a multipurpose civic asset. The original master plan by Daniel Libeskind incorporated an arts center along with the towers, memorial … Continued

Architectural Record Remembers Kristen Richards (1952–2021)

Kristen Richards, who as the editor of the website ArchNewsNow (ANN) for almost 20 years helped architects, architecture buffs, and her fellow architecture writers keep tabs on what was happening around the world, died yesterday. She was 69. The cause was cancer, according to her husband, George Yates, a software engineer. Read the tribute by … Continued

Craig Schwitter Appointed Senior Partner and Chair of Global Board of Buro Happold

NEW YORK CITY — The award-winning, 2,000-person global engineering and consulting practice Buro Happold has announced the appointment of New York-based Craig Schwitter as Senior Partner and Chair of the Global Board, as of May 1st. Schwitter was elected by the firm’s more than 70 partners, and previously held the Chair of Buro Happold’s USA … Continued

Q&A: Matt Chartrand, Business Agent for Ironworkers Local 361

Matthew Chartrand is business manager/financial secretary-treasurer of Ironworkers Local 361. After attending Nassau Community College, Chartrand began working as a Local 361 apprentice in 1993, graduating to journeyman in 1996. As a journeyman Ironworker, he worked all phases of iron work, including bolting up, raising gang, shop steward, and foreman. Chartrand was appointed business agent/vice … Continued

Q&A With Jack Falcone, Vice President of Stonebridge Steel Erection

There is no question that Covid-19 has impacted virtually all industries, and construction is among those impacted most. Faced with possible material shortages and labor inefficiency, companies and governments have been forced to examine the economic feasibility of moving forward with current projects. But on those jobs involving a seasoned contractor employing highly skilled and … Continued

Featured Project: One Vanderbilt

Visually aggressive and environmentally progressive, the new office tower overlooking Grand Central Terminal—a model of sustainable transit-oriented development, constructed under budget and ahead of schedule—looks beyond the COVID era to a day when East Midtown will thrum and thrive again. Written by Bill Millard The views from high floors at One Vanderbilt, the 77-story Kohn … Continued