CTBUH Silver Member

Gilsanz Murray Steficek

About

Member Since: 2013

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://www.gmsllp.com

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.

Fields of Expertise

Engineering, Other; Security Consultancy; Structural Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2013

Member Offices

  • New York City

Buildings

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

Empire State Building

381 m / 1,250 ft

2

35 Hudson Yards

304.8 m / 1,000 ft

3

Torre Cepsa

248.3 m / 815 ft

4

Woolworth Building

241.4 m / 792 ft

5

1540 Broadway

223.3 m / 733 ft

6

252 East 57th Street

217.9 m / 715 ft

7

Grace Plaza

192 m / 630 ft

8

11 Hoyt Street

190.8 m / 626 ft

9

300 Madison Avenue

175.3 m / 575 ft

10

330 Madison Avenue

169.2 m / 555 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Research

22 October 2015

Reinventing Woolworth: Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Skyscraper

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...

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Global News

19 October 2020

Restoration of Art Deco New York City Skyscraper Nears Completion

New York City’s skyline is forever adapting, thrusting ever higher upwards as a jostling amalgam of evolving styles and forms. Although surpassed in height by...

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Global News

09 March 2020

New York City’s Highest Outdoor Skydeck Set to Open

The opening of Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, offering 360-degree views of New York City’s iconic skyline will be celebrated...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Empire State Building

New York City

381 m

1,250 ft

2

35 Hudson Yards

New York City

305 m

1,000 ft

3

Torre Cepsa

Madrid

248 m

815 ft

4

Woolworth Building

New York City

241 m

792 ft

5

1540 Broadway

New York City

223 m

733 ft

6

252 East 57th Street

New York City

218 m

715 ft

7

Grace Plaza

New York City

192 m

630 ft

8

11 Hoyt Street

New York City

191 m

626 ft

9

300 Madison Avenue

New York City

175 m

575 ft

10

330 Madison Avenue

New York City

169 m

555 ft

11

Virgin Hotel

New York City

145 m

476 ft

12

12 Metrotech Center

New York City

144 m

473 ft

13

510 Madison

New York City

138 m

452 ft

14

Level BK

New York City

134 m

438 ft

15

68 Trinity Place

New York City

132 m

433 ft

16

Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel

New York City

132 m

432 ft

17

75 Rockefeller Plaza

New York City

129 m

424 ft

18

280 Park Avenue

New York City

126 m

412 ft

19

77 Water Street

New York City

114 m

374 ft

20

Abington House

New York City

111 m

365 ft

21

35xv

New York City

102 m

334 ft

22

71 Broadway

New York City

97 m

319 ft

23

10 Hanover Square

New York City

85 m

278 ft

24

Avalon West Chelsea

New York City

82 m

268 ft

25

QLIC

New York City

77 m

251 ft

26

Avalon on the Sound

New Rochelle

75 m

247 ft

27

citizenM Hotel

New York City

75 m

246 ft

28

121 East 22nd Street

New York City

64 m

210 ft

29

Moise Safra Center

New York City

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

29 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (48%), 14 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (48%), 12 Buildings

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

Total: 29 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 25 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 29 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.

 

22 October 2015

Reinventing Woolworth: Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Skyscraper

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...

19 October 2020

Restoration of Art Deco New York City Skyscraper Nears Completion

New York City’s skyline is forever adapting, thrusting ever higher upwards as a jostling amalgam of evolving styles and forms. Although surpassed in height by...

09 March 2020

New York City’s Highest Outdoor Skydeck Set to Open

The opening of Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, offering 360-degree views of New York City’s iconic skyline will be celebrated...

07 June 2019

Scalloped Condominium Tower Tops Out in Brooklyn, New York City

The Studio Gang-designed 11 Hoyt has topped out in Brooklyn to its full height of 626 feet (191 meters), offering 481 luxury residential condominiums, with...

19 April 2019

New Legislation Limits Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings in New York City

New York City is about to embark on an ambitious plan to fight climate change that would force thousands of large buildings, like the Empire...

15 March 2019

New York City’s Hudson Yards’ Shops, Restaurants, Officially Open to The Public

At noon on March 15, 2019, New York’s newest neighborhood ceremonially opened for business. Hudson Yards‘ first public-facing attractions, the Shops & Restaurants and Thomas...

05 March 2019

New Residential Details Revealed for New York City’s 35 Hudson Yards

New details and renderings have been released for 35 Hudson Yards, set to be the tallest residential tower in the Hudson Yards neighborhood at over...

21 January 2019

“Tower Fifth” Could Become New York City’s Second-Tallest

For decades, the New York City skyline was dominated by one building, the 1,250-foot-tall (381-meter) Empire State Building. But 17 “supertall” skyscrapers — defined as...

21 January 2019

“Tower Fifth” Could Become New York City’s Second-Tallest

For decades, the New York City skyline was dominated by one building, the 1,250-foot-tall (381-meter) Empire State Building. But 17 “supertall” skyscrapers — defined as...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Gilsanz Murray Steficek

Milan Tall Building Conference

19 April 2016

The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at the CityLife Conference Hall in Milan.