Silman

architectural engineering firm since 1966
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silman.structural We had fun creating a short video to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Watch it via the link in our profile.
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silman.structural Happy New Year! We're excited about this New Year's Day because Bob Silman opened the firm 50 years ago today. ๐ŸŽ‚
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silman.structural We like the way the underside of the floor joists at #thefleatheater look with the new LVL joists between them.
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silman.structural Our holiday poinsettias arrived in the New York office today! They looked pretty sweet stashed in the sunlight next to one of our #edgartafel chairs and in front of Brooklyn.
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silman.structural Landscape with hard hat. View from the ferry landing on the way back to the office from a site visit to Hunters Point Community Library. They did the first exterior wall pour today.
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silman.structural It's #LoveTheatreDay, and Silman loves theaters (and theatres).
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silman.structural @architecture.research.office's riverfront boat pavilion at #longdockpark in Beacon, NY, features an impossibly thin #corrugatedsteel roof. Photo by James Ewing
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silman.structural From our slide archives: a beautiful shot of 10 Stamford Forum in Connecticut. The office building was designed by #mitchellgiurgola's New York office and was the subject of a 1981 Times article on office buildings that act as urban gateways. We like that Postmodern round opening that reveals the parking space on the first four floors.
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silman.structural Happy Halloween! Here's a spooky shot of the interior of the #mcmillanreservoir in DC. Its slow sand filtration system supplied the city with clean water for over 70 years. The filters are unreinforced concrete groin #vaults that cover 25 acres in the heart of DC.
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silman.structural Of course someone in our office would do this with pumpkins. ๐ŸŽƒ The Leaning Tower of Pumpkin: this year's winner in the category of Structural Ingenuity.
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silman.structural The Permanent Memorial at the #unitednations in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, designed by #rodneyleon, is constructed of a stainless steel structural frame clad in white marble.
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silman.structural The #westmorelandmuseum reopened this weekend, revealing its impressive new addition designed by #Ennead Architects, led by principal Susan Rodriquez. Photo by Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects
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silman.structural #allcustomeverything: The exposed cross-bracing in the #newwhitney lobby displays the building #structure front and west. The solid steel round columns, hollow round x-braces, and custom @cast_connex pin gusset connections were designed to carry large gravity and lateral forces from the building above, all while keeping with the theme of the lobby #architecture.
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silman.structural The new #whitneymuseum, #archtober's #buildingoftheday, boasts the largest column-free gallery space in New York City, a gallery that carries four stories of building above. This is achieved with a combination of 46-inch-deep plate girders and a series of full-story trusses. The result is an open, flexible space for a new experience through every exhibit. #renzopianobuildingworkshop #cooperrobertson Photo ยฉNic Lehoux
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silman.structural Intricate acoustic isolation prevents the subway that runs nearby from interfering with performances at #tfana at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. A particularly inventive move to accomplish this involved putting an 8-inch-thick layer of sand on top of the mat slab and around rubber vibration isolators, and then pouring the isolated slab on top. Once the slab was cured, the sand was vacuumed out. #archtober #buildingoftheday #h3hardy
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silman.structural @stevenhollarchitects were inspired by play diagrams when designing the new Campbell Sports Center at Baker Field. Today the new building welcomes students and alumni alike for Homecoming 2015. We like this one because all of the structure is exposed. #roarlionroar #stevenhollarchitects #stevenholl
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silman.structural Speaking of #tomfruin, here's his #Watertower. It's secured to the roof of the Brooklyn Bridge Park headquarters building with a grid of steel beams and aircraft cable.
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silman.structural Two decades ago Bob Silman and his team determined that the Tobacco Warehouse in #DUMBO could be maintained as a stabilized ruin, preserving it until the right arts institution, #stannswarehouse, and the right architect, @marvelarchitects, came along to bring it new life. Pictured here is artist #tomfruin's custom theater signage. Congrats to the theater on its new home, which opens tomorrow.
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