About

Member Since: 2009

Member Offices: New York City

Website: http://www.severud.com/index.php

Severud Associates has been actively engaged in providing structural engineering services since its inception in 1928. As Structural Consultants to architects, Severud Associates has been responsible for the design of many major structures.

Severud Associates offers a full range of Structural Engineering Consulting Services including analysis and design of structures, construction document preparation, construction contract administration, consultations, evaluations and reports.

Developing and maintaining efficient and cost effective methods is of paramount importance to them. Presented with complex problems, Severud Associates, drawing on its years of experience, can in conjunction with owners, architects, and contractors, produce innovative, reliable and economical solutions.

Fields of Expertise

Structural Engineering

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 One Vanderbilt Avenue
427 m / 1,401  ft
2 JPMorgan Chase World Headquarters
423 m / 1,388  ft
3 Bank of America Tower
365.8 m / 1,200  ft
4 IDS Center
241.4 m / 792  ft
5 Grant Thornton Tower
230.5 m / 756  ft
6 787 Seventh Avenue
229.2 m / 752  ft
7 712 5th Avenue
198.1 m / 650  ft
8 G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building
190.5 m / 625  ft
9 835 Sixth Avenue
187.2 m / 614  ft
10 Marina City I
179.2 m / 588  ft

Awards

One Vanderbilt Avenue

Winner: One Vanderbilt Avenue

Best Tall Building, by Height, 400 meters and above 2022

Ctbuh Leaders

Edward DePaola

Edward DePaola

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2022 – Present

New York City

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

30 May 2018

Interview: Joel Breitkopf & Daniel Kaplan | 35xv

Joel Breitkopf, Principal of Alchemy Properties, and Daniel Kaplan, Senior Partner of FXCollaborative, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Americas –...

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Research

05 July 2023

We All Love to Get High: Optimizing Observation Deck Design

Height is aspirational, and having the best view from that height has become a driver in contemporary tall building design. Likewise, observation decks are a...

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Global News

15 April 2022

First Official Renderings Revealed for New Bank Headquarters in New York City

Foster + Partners has been announced as the architect for JPMorgan Chase‘s 60-story headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, and has released the first set of...

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Associated companies

RANK
Name
Height
1 One Vanderbilt Avenue

427 m

1,401 ft

2 JPMorgan Chase World Headquarters

423 m

1,388 ft

3 Bank of America Tower

365.8 m

1,200 ft

4 IDS Center

241.4 m

792 ft

5 Grant Thornton Tower

230.5 m

756 ft

6 787 Seventh Avenue

229.2 m

752 ft

7 712 5th Avenue

198.1 m

650 ft

8 G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building

190.5 m

625 ft

9 835 Sixth Avenue

187.2 m

614 ft

10 Marina City I

179.2 m

588 ft

10 Marina City II

179.2 m

588 ft

12 Cityplace II

170.7 m

560 ft

12 Tower at Cityplace

170.7 m

560 ft

14 3 Times Square

169.2 m

555 ft

15 101 Hudson Street

167 m

548 ft

16 1999 Broadway

165.8 m

544 ft

17 Tour Part-Dieu

165 m

541 ft

18 Seagram Building

157 m

515 ft

19 Mutual of America Building

145.1 m

476 ft

20 One Seaport Plaza

134.1 m

440 ft

21 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

131.1 m

430 ft

22 Toren

130.3 m

427 ft

23 Miraval Living Condominiums

123.1 m

404 ft

24 390 Madison Avenue

122.9 m

403 ft

25 Helena

122.2 m

401 ft

26 200 East 34th Street

119 m

390 ft

27 The Bryant

115 m

377 ft

28 35xv

101.8 m

334 ft

29 City Hall East Tower

99.7 m

327 ft

30 Society Hill Towers I

94.2 m

309 ft

30 Society Hill Towers II

94.2 m

309 ft

30 Society Hill Towers III

94.2 m

309 ft

33 Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine

93.3 m

306 ft

34 Rockwell Place Hotel

92.9 m

305 ft

35 Metropolitan Correctional Center

88.1 m

289 ft

36 City Hall West Tower

79.6 m

261 ft

37 Two Fifty West 81st

76 m

249 ft

38 Weill Greenberg Center

73.5 m

241 ft

39 Reva and David Logan Center for Arts

51.1 m

168 ft

Statistics

Average Building Age*

36 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (76%)

Most Common Material*

Composite (38%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 17 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 13 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

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 Severud Associates Consulting Engineers, PC

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2022 – Present

Edward DePaola

30 May 2018

Interview: Joel Breitkopf & Daniel Kaplan | 35xv

Joel Breitkopf, Principal of Alchemy Properties, and Daniel Kaplan, Senior Partner of FXCollaborative, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Americas –...

30 May 2018

Vertical Integration: An Educational/Residential Community Rises

Rising 102 meters above a mid-block site, 35XV is a unique, hybrid residential-academic building located in Manhattan’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood. Utilizing excess development rights from...

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh

James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements...

18 October 2016

Public Realm Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin...

17 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica answer questions...

17 October 2016

X Information Modeling: Data-Driven Decision Making in the Design of Tall Buildings

This presentation outlined X-Information Modeling or XIM, a method of data-driven decision-making for the design of tall buildings. Developed over its application on more than...

26 October 2015

One Vanderbilt: Approving Midtown’s Tallest Office Building

This presentation traces the development of One Vanderbilt from early design through the complex city approvals process that is ultimately allowing for its realization. From...

26 October 2015

Efficient Energy Production for High-demand Tenants of Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings in urban landscapes present a unique challenge in the field of sustainable building. These structures tend to attract a tenant base of dynamic...

26 October 2015

The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City

New York’s most iconic buildings, the early 20th-Century high rises, were designed as aspirational symbols of urban life with carefully sculpted forms that mediate between...

26 October 2015

Interview: James von Klemperer

James von Klemperer of KPF is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. James discusses...

05 July 2023

We All Love to Get High: Optimizing Observation Deck Design

Terri Meyer Boake

Height is aspirational, and having the best view from that height has become a driver in contemporary tall building design. Likewise, observation decks are a...

22 August 2022

Livable Density: The Hybrid Office Building

James von Klemperer & Andrew Cleary, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The recently completed One Vanderbilt Avenue tower has become the standard bearer for one of New York City’s most ambitious zoning initiatives of the past...

17 September 2021

Sustainable Tall Building Design Exemplars

Will Miranda & Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

Some 97 cities worldwide, including most of the world’s megacities with a population of 10 million or more, have signed onto the C40 Cities Climate...

12 January 2021

Interactive Study on Tall Buildings in 2020: COVID-19 Contributes To Dip in Year-On-Year Completions

CTBUH Research

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2020, part of the Tall...

25 June 2020

Curtain Wall Façades on the New Generation of Supertall Buildings Present and Future Directions

Sae Hwang Oh, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Beginning in the late 19th century, construction of skyscrapers spread throughout Chicago, New York City, and then the world as demand of space in buildings...

30 January 2020

Tall Building Predictions for 2020

CTBUH Research

The combined brains of the CTBUH editorial and database staff boldly predict what might happen across the global skyscraper industry in 2020. Check out our...

01 March 2018

Dynamic Interrelationship between the Evolution of the Structural Systems and Façade Design in Tall Buildings

Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture

The emergence of tall buildings in the late 19th century was possible by using new materials and separating the role of structures and that of...

08 August 2017

Ten Significant Tall Buildings, and the Significant Women Behind Them

Leading Women in Tall Buildings

Recently, there has been a growing and overdue recognition in the architecture discipline that women are under-represented, not just in terms of leadership positions held,...

15 April 2022

First Official Renderings Revealed for New Bank Headquarters in New York City

Foster + Partners has been announced as the architect for JPMorgan Chase‘s 60-story headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, and has released the first set of...

13 May 2021

New York City Observatory Set to Open Fall 2021

Summit One Vanderbilt, a four-level 6,039 square meter (65,000 square foot) observatory including an outdoor summit terrace, will be located in the crown of One...

15 September 2020

Ribbon-Cutting Opens Skyscraper in New York City

Yesterday, 14 September 2020, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and developers SL Green and Hines celebrated the opening of One Vanderbilt with a ribbon cutting...

11 June 2020

Tall Building Being Demolished As New York City Begins to Reopen

Anthony Vargas is taking no chances with the novel coronavirus. To prove it, the 41-year-old New York City construction worker opens the front door of...

18 September 2019

Two Supertalls Top Out in New York City

The Grand Central Terminal-adjacent supertall One Vanderbilt officially topped out this week, reaching its full 1,401-foot (427-meter) height. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the tower...

11 June 2019

Helicopter Crash-Lands on Midtown Manhattan Building, Killing Pilot

A helicopter crash-landed atop a 51-story office tower in Midtown Manhattan, killing the pilot, clogging the skyscraper’s stairwells with thousands of evacuating workers and sending...

21 May 2019

Construction on Minneapolis Skyscraper Expected to Begin

The Minneapolis skyline has been mostly untouched for nearly 20 years. But by the end of June, the city is expected to finalize the sale...

27 February 2019

New Owners to Redevelop Dallas' Cityplace Tower

The new owners of Dallas’ Cityplace Tower are preparing to make the biggest investment in the property since the skyscraper opened in the 1980s. An...

27 February 2019

New Owners to Redevelop Dallas' Cityplace Tower

The new owners of Dallas’ Cityplace Tower are preparing to make the biggest investment in the property since the skyscraper opened in the 1980s. An...

05 February 2019

One Vanderbilt Reaches Supertall Territory Above Midtown East, New York City

One Vanderbilt is officially the latest skyscraper in New York City to achieve a height equivalent to “supertall” (300 meters and higher) status. Located at...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Severud Associates Consulting Engineers

CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour

06 June 2017

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.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

Leading Structural Firms Help the Council on LCA Research

13 February 2013

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.

CTBUH 2nd Annual Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor

16 October 2003

The CTBUH 2nd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.