M-Whitney Museum of American Art_credit Ed Lederman M-BrookfieldPlace_credit Bess Adler, Thornton Tomasetti

New York has always been a city of engineering feats, home to historically important projects–from the Brooklyn Bridge to the subway system to the Empire State Building– that pushed the boundaries of structural possibility. Over the past decade, architects and engineers have continued this long tradition of structural innovation, using new materials and technologies to design and build a new generation of New York icons that advance the art of engineering while enriching the city’s built environment.

During this year’s OHNY Weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18, 2015, Open House New York and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) are partnering to open a selection of recent projects that illustrate the state of the art of structural engineering in New York City. Tours will help visitors to understand these projects from the perspective of the structural engineers who helped transform them from idea to reality.

Full tour descriptions and more information about how to visit these sites will be available in early October.

SI-Stapleton Library_credit Naho Kubota M-John Jay College of Criminal Justice_Eduard Huber

Engineering New York Tours and Talks
Apple Cube – 5th Ave
Eckersley O’Callaghan Engineers

Brookfield Place
Thornton Tomasetti

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92

Drawing Center
BuroHappold Engineering

High Line
BuroHappold Engineering

Hudson Yards
Thornton Tomasetti

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

Gilsanz Murray Steficek

Stapleton Library
Gilsanz Murray Steficek

The New School: University Center
Desimone Consulting Engineers

Whitney Museum of American Art

M-Apple Cube_credit Apple, Inc BK-BrooklynNavyYard_creditChuckChoiArchitecturalPhotography


The Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) is a member organization of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. The association sponsors workshops, panel discussions, lectures and seminars with the aim of addressing topics of interest and concern to structural engineers. Our membership, which is over 500 members, includes individuals from most major structural engineering design firms in New York State, and affiliate members who come from a variety of disciplines such as geotechnical, civil, construction management and architecture. The purpose of SEAoNY is to advance the art of structural engineering in New York by improving the flow of ideas and building the community of colleagues.


Image credits (from top): Whitney Museum of American Art/Ed Lederman; Brookfield Place/Bess Adler, Thornton Tomasetti; Stapleton Library/Naho Kubota; John Jay College of Criminal Justice/Eduard Huber; Apple Cube/Apple, Inc.; Brooklyn Navy Yard/Chuck Choi Architectural Photography