Two Langan Projects Named ENR Best of the Bestby: Nicole Veenstra
ENR selected 53 West 53 in New York and Chase Center in San Francisco as two of the Best of the Best Projects from 2020. The awards program recognizes the top 20 best projects nationwide, judging each in terms of teamwork, safety, overcoming challenges, innovation, and quality. This year’s winners were chosen from nearly 900 entries.
53 West 53 is an 82-story supertall residential tower located next to the Museum of Modern Art. Langan completed a subsurface investigation, developed geotechnical recommendations for seismic design, provided sidewalk and utilities design, and performed environmental waste characterization. Additionally, our surveyors provided weekly monitoring of adjacent building structures and our geotechnical team performed Special Inspections during construction of the tower.
Chase Center is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena and home to the Golden State Warriors. Langan’s services included coordinating regulatory approvals for removal of hazardous materials and soil management, modeling groundwater for design and dewatering during construction, and addressing poor soil conditions by recommending the most appropriate foundations, shoring systems, and construction methods.