PROJECT TYPE / INSTITUTIONAL
Accolades & Publications
2005 Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence. ACEC New York
The Attacks of 9/11 destroyed a major part of the television and Radio antennas that served the larger New York area. In the aftermath a consortium of Television and Radio stations began soliciting proposals for a 2000 SF tall tower to replace the missing infrastructure. The site under consideration were varied and included Governor's island Manhattan and several sites in New Jersey. We were approached by a group hoping to promote a site adjacent to the Liberty Science Center.
The site provided an open area, in the immediate proximity of New York City and adjacent to a major Science Museum. Hoping to tap into the potential of a radio tower as an attraction for the Museum the client wanted to include public spaces, including a viewing platform in the tower.
We worked very closely with Gilsanz Murray Steficek to design something that could be built with concrete and without guide wires, therefore minimizing the footprint of the building and the required site dimensions.