One Vanderbilt

OVERVIEW
One Vanderbilt is a 1,401-foot-tall office tower located next to the landmark Grand Central Station. The first major development under the Midtown East rezoning, the supertall tower project provided $220 million in transit infrastructure improvements, adding connections to the 42nd Street-Grand Central Terminal subway system, Metro-North, Grand Central Terminal, and future access to the Long Island Rail Road. The project also includes an observation deck, 14,000 SF pedestrian plaza connecting One Vanderbilt and Grand Central, and nearly $17 million invested in sustainable features resulting in LEED Gold and WELL Platinum certifications. Langan performed multidisciplinary services over an 11-year period, including geotechnical, site/civil, and traffic engineering; surveying; and construction inspection. Our integrated approach allowed the project to stay on schedule, despite impending delays during the excavation phase due to demolition challenges. Through an innovative excavation support system–as well as early planning, design, and permitting of major water and sewer replacements–excavation was able to start during demolition, which was a key driver in keeping the construction schedule on track.
AWARDS
2022 ASCE OCEA Honor Award
2022 Regional Plan Association, Project of the Year
2022 ACEC New York, Diamond Award
2022 ACEC National Recognition Award
2022 CTBUH Award of Excellence, Best Tall Building 400 Meters and Above
2022 CTBUH Award of Excellence, Geotechnical Engineering Award
2022 CTBUH Award of Excellence, Best Tall Office Building
2021 ENR New York, Best Projects, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use
2021 ENR New York, Best Projects, Excellence in Sustainability – Merit
2021 ULI Awards for Excellence in Development, Excellence in Office Development
2020 ENR New York, Regional Best Projects, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Award of Merit
2018 AIA New York Design Awards, Urban Design – Merit Award