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How 2015 became DeSimone’s “Year of the Skyscraper”

How 2015 became DeSimone’s “Year of the Skyscraper”

Before 2004, Manhattan’s skyline featured 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, between those built, under construction and proposed, the city could potentially have added 47 more within the next five years.

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DeSimone at CTBUH 2015

DeSimone at CTBUH 2015

On Monday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Oct. 27, we hosted a series of presentations and discussions at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) 2015 International Conference at The Grand Hyatt in New York City. Our President, Stephen DeSimone, also participated in a panel discussion on tall and slender buildings in New York City as part of CTBUH’s main conference. Continue reading “DeSimone at CTBUH 2015”

United States’ First Truly Twisting Towers

United States’ First Truly Twisting Towers

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Grove at Grand Bay, the first truly twisting buildings in the United States, will be an iconic residential project located at the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel in Miami. Grove at Grand Bay features two towers rising 20 stories above a lush landscaped two-story podium. The two towers are low density with 98 spacious custom homes featuring 12-foot high ceilings and 14-foot deep balconies. In order to capture the full panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, the architect rotated the towers incrementally along the height for a total rotation of 38 degrees.

Site constraints required a square footprint for the base of the south tower. The floor plate increases in length as the building twists maximizing the sellable area. The north tower footprint remains a constant rectangle throughout its height. When completed, these towers will be the first LEED Gold-certified residential buildings in Miami-Dade County.

Building Movement

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A Year In Review: DeSimone’s Top Projects of 2013

A Year In Review: DeSimone’s Top Projects of 2013

As we welcome 2014 with new resolutions and goals, we wanted to take a moment to look back on the past year at DeSimone. 2013 was a great year of growth and continued success, as we worked with some of the top developers and architects in the industry on several new, groundbreaking projects around the world. We took home ACEC New York, IDEAS2, SEAoNC, and CIB awards and were ranked in ENR’s 2013 Top 100 Green Design Firms and Top Design Firms lists, as well as being ranked the #4 Greenest Firm in the Multi-Residential Sector.

To celebrate the beginning of 2014, we want to pay tribute to the past year with a highlight of some of DeSimone’s top projects from this past year.

One Thousand Museum (Zaha Hadid Architects)One Thousand Museum | Miami, FL

Zaha Hadid Architects

This 1.3 million-square-foot project with Prtizker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid will create an approximately 709-foot-tall, 62-story residential tower along the Biscayne Bay waterfront. Featuring a prominent concrete exoskeleton, this will be Hadid’s first skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. Continue reading “A Year In Review: DeSimone’s Top Projects of 2013”