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McNAMARA • SALVIA Connected Global News

New Investment Advances Boston Tower Construction to Mid-2019 Start

New Investment Advances Boston Tower Construction to Mid-2019 Start

3 Oct 2018, Boston – Following a 50 percent investment from a real estate group, a proposed 161-meter office…

750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn

750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn

28 Sep 2018, New York City – Plans for a residential tower that is expected to rise over 152 meters in New York…

Construction on 138 Willoughby in New York City Reaches 10th Floor

Construction on 138 Willoughby in New York City Reaches 10th Floor

7 Jun 2018, New York City – Construction at Extell Development’s 138 Willoughby in the Brooklyn borough of New…

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New Investment Advances Boston Tower Construction to Mid-2019 Start
3 Oct 2018 – Boston, United States
Following a 50 percent investment from a real estate group, a proposed 161-meter office tower is slated to begin construction in mid-2019 in Boston. The project will rise…
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750-Unit Tower to Join Pacific Park Development in New York City’s Brooklyn
28 Sep 2018 – New York City, United States
Plans for a residential tower that is expected to rise over 152 meters in New York City’s Brooklyn borough have been released. The project will join the area’s Pacific…
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Construction on 138 Willoughby in New York City Reaches 10th Floor
7 Jun 2018 – New York City, United States
Construction at Extell Development’s 138 Willoughby in the Brooklyn borough of New York City has reached the 10th floor. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 212-meter-tall…
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Updated Delivery Schedule Set for Miami Worldcenter Project
18 May 2018 – Miami, United States
The developers of the Miami Worldcenter project released construction timelines for multiple buildings in the $2 billion mixed-use development. The concept will total 10.…
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Brooklyn, New York City to Host 51-Story Condo Development
11 Apr 2018 – New York City, United States
Renderings have been revealed for a 51-story condominium tower designed by Studio Gang that is currently under construction in downtown Brooklyn. Known as 11 Hoyt Street…
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Loggia-Wrapped New York City Condo Tower Starts to Rise
5 Apr 2018 – New York City, United States
Work on 130 William, a 61-story condo tower in New York City’s Financial District, has reached ground level. The 243.8-meter high-rise will contain 244 units and offer…
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Demolition Begins for 50 West 66th Street in New York City
19 Mar 2018 – New York City, United States
Demolition has begun on the last structural occupant on the site of the upcoming 50 West 66th Street, a 263.2-meter tower in New York City. The new building will be…
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New York’s Brooklyn Point to Host Sky-High Swimming Pool
9 Feb 2018 – New York City, United States
Renderings have been revealed for the rooftop recreation terrace on top of Brooklyn Point, a 219-meter-tall tower located in Downtown Brooklyn. The 68-story building will…
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Miami Worldcenter’s CAOBA Tops Off
23 Jan 2018 – Miami, United States
Developers have topped-off construction at CAOBA, a 134.7-meter, 444-unit apartment tower within the Miami Worldcenter mixed-use complex. CAOBA will include more than 1,…
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ONE St. Petersburg to Become Florida City’s Tallest Building Upon Completion
22 Jan 2018 – St. Petersburg, United States
Developers are nearing completion of ONE St. Petersburg, which at 41 stories and 137 meters tall will be the Florida city’s tallest building once complete. The tower will…
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New Rendering for Pacific Park’s Full Build-Out in New York Show Its Tallest Skyscraper
16 Jan 2018 – New York City, United States
New renderings have been released for the Pacific Park mega-project near Barclay’s Center in Downtown Brooklyn that indicate that the development's tallest tower will be…
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New Renderings Show Design Shift in Upcoming New York Skyscraper
19 Dec 2017 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Tower, also known as 130 William Street, has seen another design shift, with new renderings revealing a substantial transformation to the exterior as…
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Planned New York City Tower Triples in Size
28 Nov 2017 – New York City, United States
The developer of a planned residential high-rise in New York City has purchased an additional 18,673 square meters of air rights. The added height would make the 236-…
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Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories
16 Oct 2017 – New York City, United States
The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138 Willoughby, will be called Brooklyn Point, and rise 11 stories taller than anticipated.…
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New Renderings Revealed for Portuguese Architect’s First US Building in NYC
27 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
New renderings show work is continuing apace on a 35-story luxury tower at 611 West 56th Street in Manhattan. The building boasts a landscaped roof garden and a sun deck…
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Two-Phase, Multi-Tower Development Proposed in Mexico City
3 Jul 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico
Near the center of Coyoacán, just south of Mexico City, the largest real estate trust in Mexico is building a US$1 billion development called Mítikah. Construction will…
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Renderings Emerge of Proposed Wall Street Tower in New York
24 May 2017 – New York City, United States
Renderings have emerged of The Wall Street Tower, a 61-story skyscraper designed by British architect David Adjaye for Downtown Manhattan. The residential tower will be…
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Class-A Office Tower Proposed for Miami Worldcenter
24 May 2017 – Miami, United States
An international real estate firm has announced plans to develop 110 10th Street, a 45-story office tower within Miami Worldcenter in the heart of downtown Miami. The new…
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Glazing Climbs Up 30-Story Pierce Boston
13 Feb 2017 – Boston, United States
Construction work on Pierce Boston – a triangular, 30-story residential tower – is steadily progressing. Recent photos show that crews are now applying much of the…
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888 Boylston Street Completes in Boston
3 Feb 2017 – Boston, United States
As the last development site within the Prudential Center complex, the recently completed 71-meter 888 Boylston Street creates a new front door to one of the world’s most…
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32-Story Modular High-Rise Completes in New York
22 Nov 2016 – New York City, United States
Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world's tallest volumetric modular tower and billed a solution to meet…
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Construction Progressing on Waterfront Ellipse Tower in Jersey City
9 Nov 2016 – Jersey City, United States
A 43-story apartment tower known as Ellipse is currently under construction in Jersey City. Named for its signature curves, the structure now stands roughly 36 stories…
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Jade Signature Tower Nears Completion in Sunny Isles Beach
28 Jul 2016 – Sunny Isles Beach, United States
Construction began on the 55-story Jade Signature tower in 2013, with the structure in the Miami region now nearing finalization ahead of its slated 2017 completion.…
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Pierce Boston Tower’s Residential Units Launch Sales
18 Jul 2016 – Boston, United States
Sales have officially launched for units inside the 30-story Pierce Boston. The apartments are aimed at "younger innovation sector entrepreneurs and investors" living and…
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Office and Residential Tower Proposed above South Station in Boston
17 May 2016 – Boston, United States
A new partnership is poised to take action in an attempt to build a high-rise over Boston's South Station transit hub. The joint venture has proposed a 51-story mixed-use…
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32-Story Volumetric Modular Building Topped Out in Brooklyn
16 May 2016 – New York City, United States
461 Dean Street has topped out in Brooklyn, New York. Designed by SHoP architects, the 32-story structure is set to become the first residential building to open at…
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Miami’s Multi-Billion Dollar Worldcenter Development
4 Mar 2016 – Miami, United States
An official groundbreaking was held for the Miami Worldcenter – the United States’ second-largest mixed-use urban development. The first phase of construction includes a…
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Pritzker Prize Winner Álvaro Siza's Commissioned to design 611 W. 56th Street in New York City
29 Jan 2016 – New York City, United States
Renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has been commissioned to design his first American project, a 34-story condo building located in the Midtown neighborhood of the…
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Proposed West Palm Beach High-Rises Feature Luxury Amenities
25 Jan 2016 – West Palm Beach, United States
The city of West Palm Beach recently approved billionaire developer Jeff Greene’s $250 million mixed-use project for a pair of 30-story towers, designed like stacked…
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Approval Granted for Two Towers in Boston Redevelopment Plan
22 Jan 2016 – Boston, United States
Following years of extensive planning, the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors has approved the construction of the first two towers in a six tower plan on…
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Groundbreaking on 43-Story Residential Tower in Jersey City
18 Dec 2015 – Jersey City, United States
The skyline of Jersey City is on its way to getting another addition. On December 16, developers broke ground on for a 43-story building, dubbed Ellipse, in the Newport…
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Designs Revealed for Pacific Park Residential and School Building in New York
10 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Designs have been unveiled for the 616-seat public school that is currently under construction at the 26-story 664 Pacific Street, part of the nine-hectare Pacific Park…
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Proposed Boston Skyscraper Seeks to Reconnect Neighborhoods
9 Oct 2015 – Boston, United States
For its first project in Boston, Arquitectonica’s mission for the Pierce Boston was to create a building that lived up to the complex nature of the site and added a…
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Pelli-Designed Office Tower Planned for Boston
3 Oct 2014 – Boston, United States
A glass skyscraper designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects would bring 528 feet (161 meters) of curvy glass to the corner of Congress and New Sudbury streets in Boston…
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Condo Developments Elevate Boston Skyline
14 Aug 2014 – Boston, United States
The Boston skyline is about to change radically as it welcomes several new, super high-end residential towers, meeting the surge of demand for condos. All but one of the…
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Boston Developer Proposes $1 Billion Two-Tower Project for Harbor Garage Site
26 Jun 2014 – Boston, United States
Boston developer Don Chiofaro is proposing a $1 billion project, which calls for a 600-foot (183-meter) residential tower and a 550-foot (168-meter) office tower, for a…
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Cantilevered Residential Tower in Boston Designed with Millennial in Mind
12 Mar 2014 – Boston, United States
A 30-story CBT Architects-designed tower will unite dynamic lighting components and gradient glass patterning in a folded-glass textural façade, thus creating a…
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First B2 Module Stacked
13 Dec 2013 – New York, United States
The first of 930 modular units was lifted into place at B2, which at 347 feet (105.8 m) is set to become the world’s tallest modular building. Considerable fanfare…
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Tour the B2 Factory with Gizmodo
25 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Gizmodo has published an article that takes the reader on a tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yards factory, which fabricates the elements that will be used to construct the B2…
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Greenland Takes Major Stake in Atlantic Yards
14 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
Chinese state-owned property developer Greenland Holdings Group signed a preliminary deal to take a majority stake in Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn's 22-acre (9-hectare)…
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Developer to Sell a Percentage of Atlantic Yards to Fund Construction
26 Aug 2013 – New York City, United States
Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner, Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies, has announced he plans to sell 50 to 80 percent of the $5 billion complex to…
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Latest Jade Signature Design and Construction Details
5 Aug 2013 – Miami, United States
While no official launch ceremony has been held, construction has begun in Miami on the Herzog and de Meuron-designed Jade Signature tower, according to reports by local…
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Boston Developer Proposes Trinity Tower
19 Jul 2013 – Boston, United States
A Boston development team has filed plans to replace the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center with a new 33-story tower that offers hotel, residential and restaurant…
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Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Tower Revealed
29 May 2013 – Miami, United States
Swiss Pritzker Prize-winning firm Herzog & de Meuron has revealed the design of its Jade Signature Tower on Miami's Sunny Isles Beach. Produced in collaboration with…
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New York Project Will Use Pre-Fab System
28 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
After months of speculation, New York developer Forest City Ratner has confirmed plans to use a pre-fabricated construction system for a 32-story residential tower in the…

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McNAMARA • SALVIA at CTBUH

CTBUH Florida Takes Construction Tour of Jade Signature

17 Aug 2017, Tour Report – The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a tour of Jade Signature, a luxury condominium…

CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour

6 Jun 2017, Tour Report – CTBUH New York hosted a series of presentations and a tour at the construction site…

CTBUH Florida: Tall Building Damping Technologies

25 Apr 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Florida held a presentation on Tall Building Damping Technologies at the…

McNAMARA • SALVIA at CTBUH

CTBUH Florida Takes Construction Tour of Jade Signature
17 Aug 2017, Miami – Tour Report
The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a tour of Jade Signature, a luxury condominium complex under construction in Miami.
CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour
6 Jun 2017, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH New York hosted a series of presentations and a tour at the construction site of One Vanderbilt, which will rise to 427 meters when completed in 2021.
CTBUH Florida: Tall Building Damping Technologies
25 Apr 2017, Miami – Event Report
CTBUH Florida held a presentation on Tall Building Damping Technologies at the School of Architecture, University of Miami.
CTBUH NYC YPC: Spring Social at BIG
7 Apr 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York Young Professional Committee held their annual Spring Social event at Bjarke Ingels Group's New York Office on April 7, 2016.
YPC: 2015 Achievements and Event Success
16 Mar 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC held their first meeting of 2016 on March 16 at the offices of SOM to discuss the success of the past events and plans for future initiatives.
Performance and Behavior of Tall Buildings for Wind Loads
13 Jan 2016, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted an event on wind engineering and understanding its effects on tall buildings as well as to provide insight into the engineering efforts in design of shorter buildings.
Decoding NYC High Rise Building Codes
15 Dec 2015, New York City – Event
CTBUH YPC organized a presentation and panel discussion for Decoding NYC High Rise Building Codes to discuss some of the major enhancements to the 2014 NYC Codes
Computational Design Technology
19 Nov 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH YPC hosted a presentation and panel discussion focused on the current computational technology tools used today in architecture and how collaboration is enhanced in the profession
Miami Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Miami – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Miami, a city of urban complexities and cultural amenities that defy the old stereotypes.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver+ Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Skin NY
27 Aug 2015, New York City – Event Report
CTBUH New York, in association with the New York Young Professionals Committee hosted an event entitled Skin:NY that focused on high-rise façade design and construction
Young Professionals Committee Holds Social Event at RAMSA
23 Jun 2015, New York City – Event Report
The YPC held an event at the RAMSA office in New York City, where attendees had an opportunity to network, and learn more the exciting projects RAMSA is developing.
YPC Holds New York Chapter Initial Meeting
17 Dec 2014, New York City – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee (YPC) – New York City Chapter was held at the offices of Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Leading Structural Firms Help the Council on LCA Research
Feb 2013, Chicago – CTBUH Research Report
Twelve of the world’s best-known structural engineering firms helped the CTBUH Research Team to perform a fundamental part of its LCA research project.

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Elizabeth Kenyon

Elizabeth Kenyon

CTBUH City Representative, 2016 – 2017
Miami, United States

Manotapa Bhaumik

Manotapa Bhaumik

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2016 – Present
Miami, United States

Hardik Doshi

Hardik Doshi

CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, New York City, 2014 – 2017
New York City, United States

CTBUH Leaders at McNAMARA • SALVIA

Elizabeth Kenyon

Elizabeth Kenyon

CTBUH City Representative, 2016 – 2017
Miami, United States

Manotapa Bhaumik

Manotapa Bhaumik

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2016 – Present
Miami, United States

Hardik Doshi

Hardik Doshi

CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, New York City, 2014 – 2017
New York City, United States

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012
Boston, United States

Ryan Dow

Ryan Dow

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2015
New York City, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving McNAMARA • SALVIA

Sloshing Dampers for Slender Concrete Towers

19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia

Track 12: Controlling & Harnessing Building Movement Q & A

19 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Presentation Questions & Answers

Sloshing Dampers for Slender Concrete Towers

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia; Ahsan Kareem & Dae-Kun Kwon, University of Notre Dame; Deepak Kumar, IIT Madras

Practical Solution to Reduce the Wind-Induced Response of Tall Buildings

Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne
Robert J. McNamara, McNamara/Salvia

Papers/Research

Sloshing Dampers for Slender Concrete Towers
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia; Ahsan Kareem & Dae-Kun Kwon, University of Notre Dame; Deepak Kumar, IIT Madras
Tall towers with very slender aspect ratios of height to width of the structural system are becoming very common as today’s architectural idiom. Mitigation of wind-induced motions is of paramount importance in the planning of these slender structures…
Practical Solution to Reduce the Wind-Induced Response of Tall Buildings
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Robert J. McNamara, McNamara/Salvia
This paper presents the results of an investigation of the application of viscous dampers in a high-rise structure located in an urban environment. The structure, a 39-story steel-tube frame was designed using conventional wind engineering methods…

Tall Buildings Involving McNAMARA • SALVIA

1   Torre Mitikah Residencial 2021 267 m Mexico City
2   50 West 66th Street 2021 236 m New York City
3   130 William Street 2020 230 m New York City
4   Brooklyn Point 2021 212 m New York City
5   Jade Signature 2017 194 m Sunny Isles Beach
6   Miami River - 192 m Miami
7   11 Hoyt Street 2020 191 m New York City
8   One International Place 1987 183 m Boston
9   111 Huntington Avenue 2002 172 m Boston
10   Solitair Brickell 2018 169 m Miami
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