CTBUH Platinum Member

DeSimone Consulting Engineers

About

Member Since: 2015

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://www.de-simone.com/

Founded in New York City in 1969, DeSimone Consulting Engineers provides high-quality structural engineering, facade consulting, and forensic services, in addition to risk management and construction claims consulting for all types of buildings. With offices in the United States, South America, and the Middle East, DeSimone is known for providing each client with personal, dedicated, and inspiring engineering solutions. To date, DeSimone has designed over 10,000 projects in 44 states and 55 countries.

Fields of Expertise

Engineering, Other; Structural Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Platinum

Member Since

2015

Member Offices

  • New York City

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Al Wasl Tower

300.6 m / 986 ft

2

220 Central Park South

289.6 m / 950 ft

3

99 Hudson Street

271 m / 889 ft

4

Regent Emirates Pearl

255 m / 837 ft

5

Panorama Tower

251.9 m / 827 ft

6

Four Seasons Hotel & Tower

240.4 m / 789 ft

7

111 Murray Street

240.2 m / 788 ft

8

50 West

237.3 m / 779 ft

9

Madison Square Park Tower

237 m / 778 ft

10

Skyline Tower

232.4 m / 762 ft

Awards

ARO

Award of Excellence: ARO

Best Tall Building 200-299 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Danilo Nanni

Danilo Nanni

CTBUH Regional Committee, 2018 – Present

Miami

Hari Chandana Gangavarapu

Hari Chandana Gangavarapu

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Florida, 2020 – Present

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

17 October 2016

Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, answer questions at the...

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Research

26 October 2015

Modern Tower, Ancient City: Ronesans Tower

In this era of globalization, societies and cities struggle with the need to modernize and remain competitive against the desire to show deference to historical...

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Global News

29 September 2021

San Francisco’s Leaning Tower Risks Massive Plumbing Failures

In San Francisco, the beleaguered Millennium Tower, which has been tilting and sinking despite efforts to correct the situation, just added plumbing challenges to the...

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Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Al Wasl Tower

Dubai

301 m

986 ft

2

220 Central Park South

New York City

290 m

950 ft

3

125 Greenwich Street

New York City

278 m

912 ft

4

99 Hudson Street

Jersey City

271 m

889 ft

5

Regent Emirates Pearl

Abu Dhabi

255 m

837 ft

6

Panorama Tower

Miami

252 m

827 ft

7

Four Seasons Hotel & Tower

Miami

240 m

789 ft

8

111 Murray Street

New York City

240 m

788 ft

9

50 West

New York City

237 m

779 ft

10

Madison Square Park Tower

New York City

237 m

778 ft

11

Skyline Tower

New York City

232 m

762 ft

12

Shangri-La at the Fort

Taguig City

229 m

752 ft

13

ARO

New York City

225 m

738 ft

14

830 Brickell

Miami

223 m

732 ft

15

100 East 53rd Street

New York City

217 m

711 ft

16

Marquis

Miami

214 m

702 ft

17

Jersey City Urby

Jersey City

214 m

700 ft

18

One Thousand Museum

Miami

213 m

699 ft

19

Brickell Flatiron

Miami

213 m

698 ft

20

Millennium Tower

Boston

208 m

681 ft

21

Resorts World Las Vegas Tower I

Las Vegas

205 m

674 ft

22

900 Biscayne Bay

Miami

198 m

650 ft

23

Turnberry Ocean Club

Sunny Isles Beach

198 m

649 ft

24

Millennium Tower

San Francisco

197 m

645 ft

25

Tower 28

New York City

194 m

637 ft

26

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 1

Shanghai

194 m

635 ft

27

Langham Place

New York City

193 m

632 ft

28

The Edge on Brickell

Miami

192 m

631 ft

29

Avalon Willoughby Square

New York City

190 m

624 ft

30

425 5th Avenue

New York City

188 m

618 ft

31

Allianz Tower

Istanbul

186 m

609 ft

32

Cosmopolitan Casino Beach Club Tower

Las Vegas

184 m

604 ft

33

The Hub

New York City

184 m

602 ft

34

Epic Residences & Hotel

Miami

183 m

601 ft

35

W Times Square

New York City

178 m

583 ft

36

1185 Broadway

New York City

177 m

580 ft

37

VDARA

Las Vegas

170 m

556 ft

38

Equitable Building

New York City

169 m

555 ft

39

Tower 111

New York City

169 m

554 ft

40

One Willoughby Square

New York City

168 m

552 ft

41

17 State Street

New York City

165 m

542 ft

42

70 Columbus

Jersey City

161 m

529 ft

43

The Metropolis

New York City

161 m

528 ft

44

William Beaver House

New York City

161 m

527 ft

45

77 Greenwich

New York City

159 m

523 ft

46

Tower 46

New York City

153 m

501 ft

47

1450 BRICKELL

Miami

153 m

500 ft

48

Mohegan Sun Sky Tower

Montville

148 m

487 ft

49

Three Tequesta Point

Miami

146 m

480 ft

50

CassaNY

New York City

146 m

478 ft

51

Prism Tower

New York City

145 m

476 ft

52

Millennium Place Tower 1

Boston

145 m

475 ft

53

Park Avenue Place

New York City

144 m

472 ft

54

Times Square Doubletree Hotel

New York City

143 m

470 ft

55

Aire

New York City

143 m

470 ft

56

Neptune/Sixth

New York City

143 m

470 ft

57

Prime

Nashville

139 m

456 ft

58

Greenpoint Landing Block D1

New York City

137 m

450 ft

59

Tower 31

New York City

137 m

450 ft

60

Millennium Point

New York City

137 m

449 ft

61

Millennium Place Tower 2

Boston

136 m

445 ft

62

The Westin Diplomat Resort

Hollywood

135 m

444 ft

63

The Olivia

New York City

134 m

440 ft

64

Moxy Chelsea

New York City

128 m

420 ft

65

2 Columbus

New York City

128 m

420 ft

66

Humana Building

Louisville

127 m

417 ft

67

Alcove

Nashville

127 m

416 ft

68

Hunter's Point South Commons

New York City

123 m

404 ft

69

Four Seasons Hotel & Residences

San Francisco

121 m

398 ft

70

Millennium Tower Residences

New York City

120 m

394 ft

71

Al Maryah Tower

Abu Dhabi

120 m

394 ft

72

The Aurora

New York City

118 m

387 ft

73

The Centria

New York City

118 m

386 ft

74

Avalon Riverview North

New York City

117 m

385 ft

75

The Milan Condominium

New York City

116 m

381 ft

76

Element

New York City

116 m

380 ft

77

The Central at 5th by Hilton Club

New York City

115 m

378 ft

78

Chelsea Landmark

New York City

112 m

368 ft

79

The Riverhouse

New York City

110 m

362 ft

80

The Visionaire

New York City

110 m

360 ft

81

ParkShore Plaza

St. Petersburg (FL)

108 m

355 ft

82

The Metropolitan

New York City

107 m

350 ft

83

29 Park Madison

New York City

105 m

345 ft

84

Hunter's Point South Crossing

New York City

104 m

342 ft

85

Greenpoint Landing Block D2

New York City

104 m

341 ft

86

1841 Broadway

New York City

103 m

339 ft

87

The Empire

New York City

103 m

337 ft

88

The Impala

New York City

102 m

334 ft

89

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 2

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

89

Pudong Financial Plaza Office Tower 3

Shanghai

100 m

328 ft

91

The Seville

New York City

99 m

326 ft

92

215 Chrystie Street

New York City

96 m

314 ft

93

455 Central Park West

New York City

95 m

312 ft

94

5th On The Park

New York City

95 m

310 ft

95

Grove at Grand Bay North Tower

Miami

94 m

308 ft

95

Grove at Grand Bay South Tower

Miami

94 m

308 ft

97

Atlantis Royal Tower East

Paradise Island

93 m

305 ft

98

360 State Street

New Haven

91 m

300 ft

99

Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square

New York City

90 m

294 ft

100

Park Grove Tower A

Miami

90 m

294 ft

101

Park Grove Tower B

Miami

88 m

290 ft

102

Atlantis Royal Tower West

Paradise Island

87 m

285 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 23 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 1,100 other buildings of the same hotel function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

103

Hartford Marriott Downtown

Hartford

84 m

276 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 22 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 1,100 other buildings of the same hotel function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

103

The Cove Atlantis

Paradise Island

84 m

276 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 22 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 1,100 other buildings of the same hotel function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

105

220 Central Park South Villa

New York City

84 m

274 ft

106

100 11th Avenue

New York City

81 m

265 ft

107

The Standard

New York City

80 m

261 ft

108

Park Grove Tower C

Miami

78 m

256 ft

109

The James New York

New York City

78 m

255 ft

110

citizenM Hotel

New York City

75 m

246 ft

111

Pudong Financial Plaza L+Mall

Shanghai

74 m

243 ft

112

Gramercy Green

New York City

73 m

240 ft

113

The Exhibit

New York City

72 m

236 ft

114

Portland Building

Portland

70 m

231 ft

115

170 Amsterdam Avenue

New York City

66 m

217 ft

116

Faena House

Miami Beach

66 m

215 ft

117

HL23

New York City

54 m

176 ft

118

The Surf Club Four Seasons North Tower

Surfside

52 m

171 ft

118

The Surf Club Four Seasons South Tower

Surfside

52 m

171 ft

120

The Surf Club Four Seasons Hotel Tower

Surfside

50 m

165 ft

121

Resorts World Las Vegas Tower II

Las Vegas

- m

- ft

122

Resorts World Las Vegas Tower III

Las Vegas

- m

- ft

123

The Reef Atlantis

Paradise Island

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

12 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (57%), 66 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (84%), 90 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 116 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 107 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 116 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Designated Experts

Ctbuh Leaders At DeSimone Consulting Engineers

CTBUH Regional Committee, 2018 – Present

Danilo Nanni

Senior Associate, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Florida, 2020 – Present

Hari Chandana Gangavarapu

Senior Project Engineer, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

17 October 2016 | Shenzhen

Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, answer questions at the...

26 October 2015 | New York City

2015 New York Conference - Session 3e - Q&A

Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum; Silvian Marcus, WSP Group; and Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York...

03 March 2008 | Dubai

Building Tall: A renewed Urban Imperative

Stephen DeSimone, of DeSimone Engineers, talked about the new tactics and solutions being implemented to overcome urban development obstacles at the CTBUH 8th World Congress...

26 October 2015

Modern Tower, Ancient City: Ronesans Tower

Dan Kaplan & Fatin Anlar, FXFOWLE; Stephen DeSimone, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

In this era of globalization, societies and cities struggle with the need to modernize and remain competitive against the desire to show deference to historical...

26 October 2015

Structural Challenges of Twisting Towers

Vincent DeSimone, Luis Ramirez & Abdul Mohammad, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC

This paper investigates challenges of designing buildings to accommodate challenging twisting architecture. The foremost challenge is to resist the torsion generated due to twisting geometry...

16 January 2010

Case Study: The Standard Hotel, New York

Todd Schliemann, Tara Leibenhaut-Tyre & Megan Miller, Polshek Partnership; et al.

The building is a destination, both visually and experientially, realizing the client’s conceptual goal to create a "living room for the neighborhood," a public place...

29 September 2021

San Francisco’s Leaning Tower Risks Massive Plumbing Failures

In San Francisco, the beleaguered Millennium Tower, which has been tilting and sinking despite efforts to correct the situation, just added plumbing challenges to the...

01 September 2021

Work to Solve San Francisco Residential Building’s Sinking Makes It Sink Faster

Foundation retrofit work was halted at Millennium Tower in San Francisco after it was found the project to prevent further sinking was in fact causing...

26 March 2021

Miami Office Tower Approaches Halfway Mark

As financial firms, technology companies and high-net worth individuals migrate to Miami en masse, construction is progressing at a Class A office tower underway in...

24 March 2020

Resort in Las Vegas On Hold, Other Construction Continues Amid Spread of COVID-19

With COVID-19 upending daily life in Las Vegas, at least one major real estate project has shelved construction work over the outbreak, and at least...

01 November 2019

Miami’s Brickell Flatiron Receives Key Occupancy Certificate

Brickell Flatiron, the new 64-story luxury condominium tower in Downtown Miami’s Brickell Financial District, has received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) from the City...

04 September 2019

Residents of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Tentatively Reach Lawsuit Settlement

A settlement has been tentatively reached in a lawsuit involving tenants of the sinking Millennium Tower in downtown San Francisco, an attorney representing the luxury...

31 July 2019

New York City Building That Spurred Modern Zoning Gets Makeover

When completed in 1915, New York’s Equitable Building was the largest building in the world. Located at 120 Broadway in Manhattan’s financial district, it stands...

05 July 2019

One Thousand Museum in Downtown Miami Has Officially Opened for Business

One Thousand Museum, the late Zaha Hadid’s final residential tower in the United States, is the newest high-end condominium to grace Biscayne Boulevard in the...

12 March 2019

Drones Used to Inspect Salesforce Tower in San Francisco Indicative of Larger Trend

Months before two cracks were discovered on interior windows of Salesforce Tower – San Francisco’s tallest building, owner Boston Properties enlisted a drone to inspect...

04 December 2018

There’s a new plan to stop Millennium Tower sinking

All sides in the Millennium Tower debacle appear to be nearing an agreement on a $100 million-plus fix to stop the 58-story high-rise from sinking...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving DeSimone Consulting Engineers

CTBUH Chicago Presents: A Panel Discussion on Chicago Building Code Modernization

18 February 2020

The CTBUH Chicago Chapter held for a panel discussion focused on the latest Chicago Building Code Modernization as it relates to high-rise building design.

CTBUH Florida Hosts Construction Tour of One Thousand Museum

29 June 2017

CTBUH Florida organized a site visit and series of presentations on the under-construction One Thousand Museum building in Downtown Miami.

CTBUH Florida: Tall Building Damping Technologies

25 April 2017

CTBUH Florida held a presentation on Tall Building Damping Technologies at the School of Architecture, University of Miami.

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

16–21 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

CTBUH Florida: Construction Tour of Panorama Tower

26 July 2016

The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted its inaugural event, a construction tour of Panorama Tower, on July 26 in Miami.

Miami Regional Tour

29–30 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Miami, a city of urban complexities and cultural amenities that defy the old stereotypes.