During the audience Q&A, Allan M. Paull, Senior Vice President, AECOM Tishman, answered a question about renewing and recycling materials, and how it can be done if there is a market for it.

Julia Murphy, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill talked about how so many buildings are new construction, but so many more are renovations of existing buildings. Sustainability guidelines and other smart architecture help us help the environment.

Hekmat and Paull described logistics and planning of NYC demolition, including ensuring convenient subway access at the southeast corner of the block for One Vanderbilt.

The first presenter, Zachary Bernstein, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP discussed zoning and public policy necessary for demolition and renewal on projects including One Vanderbilt and its Grand Central neighborhood.

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Castellanos, Jaros Baum & Bolles

25 September , 2019

NEW YORK CITY – Now that skyscrapers are growing older–with many 50+ years old–how does NYC deal with older buildings? And how does one decide to demolish a building?

At this CTBUH New York Chapter event, over 50 attendees enjoyed a networking reception followed by engaging presentations and Q&A with panelists. Speakers included Zachary Bernstein, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Allan M. Paull, Senior Vice President, AECOM Tishman, Matin Hekmat, Structural Project Manager, AECOM Tishman, and Julia Murphy, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

CTBUH NY Co-Chair Devon Telberg, Architecture Professional, Adamson Associates gave brief remarks welcoming everyone and sharing membership benefits. She also encouraged everyone to attend future events, including the November 1-2 CTBUH Regional Conference in NYC.

Thanks to host Jaros Baum & Bolles, panelists and attendees for such an educational, engaging event. As one attendee commented afterwards: “It was a fabulous event. The technical information presented was at a very high level,” said Shamim Rashid-Sumar, Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. “I came to get a feel for local issues affecting the construction industry—and also networking with architecture and engineering professionals in New York City. The event really exceeded my expectations.”