Langan International Tall Building Qualifications

Tall Building Qualifications

Jeddah Tower

OVERVIEW
Rising 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) into the Arabian sky, the tower will eclipse the reigning tallest building by 173 meters (568 feet). The first phase of the Kingdom City comprises the Tower, a 65,000-square-meter retail mall, and a 3,000+ car underground garage. Langan's role has included the development and oversight of the site subsurface investigation, final design of the piles in collaboration with the design team, stormwater management and integration of the circulation and volume demands of the Tower and retail building into the traffic master plan for Jeddah's Kingdom City.

Location
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Client
Jeddah Economic Company

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation

Architect
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
RWDI


Damac Heights

OVERVIEW
Located in the Dubai Marina, this 85-floor (420-meter tall) skyscraper will be the tallest tower in its vicinity. Langan's services included a geotechnical review of the enabling work for the development related to dewatering issues at the project site and movement of the diaphragm wall of the adjacent Diamond Tower. Based on our review of the various documents and conversations with our client, Langan concluded that the deflection of the Diamond Tower diaphragm wall was the direct result of an inadequate shoring design and lack of proper monitoring during excavation.

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Client
Ramboll Middle East

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Aedas Architects

Strategic Partner
Damac Heights


Al Hilal Bank Tower

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical, site/civil, traffic engineering, and parking design services for the Al Hilal Bank Tower. The project includes development of a 24-story commercial tower with nearly 68,000 square meters of gross floor area and associated basement and above-ground car parking, landscaped park areas, and podium-level retail areas.
AWARDS
2015 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Best Tall Building Finalist Award

Location
Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Client
Al Hilal Bank

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation

Architect
Goettsch Partners

Strategic Partners
DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Environmental Systems Design
Al Fara'a General Contracting Co.


Skyview 456

OVERVIEW
The proposed development consists of two 240-meter-plus towers, linked together via a two-story boat-shaped bridge near the top. The towers will house serviced apartments and a hotel. The towers will be surrounded by a common multi-level podium structure and will also share common basement levels for MEP and parking. Langan was hired to assist the structural engineer in obtaining the Dubai Municipality approval for the foundation design of the development within a very short time frame.

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP


Oberoi Skyz

OVERVIEW
This mixed-use residential project consists of twin 60-story, 755 FT (230 meter) towers with a five-story podium and two basement levels. Langan provided geotechnical engineering services that included the review of existing boring and foundation reports and published information on the engineering properties of the various geologic formations within the site. We reviewed the seismic risk assessments made in the reports and the performed a supplementary subsurface investigation once the tower had been sited on the development parcel. Langan developed design parameters for a shallow mat foundation in-lieu of more conventional and expensive bored piles.

Location
Worli, Mumbai, India

Client
I-Ven Realty Limited

Service
Geotechnical

Strategic Partner
Leslie E. Robertson Associates


World One, Lodha Place

OVERVIEW
Rising over 442 meters above the Arabian Sea, the 117-story World One Tower will be the iconic tower of Lodha Place, the 7.3-hectare development. It is anticipated that the tower will obtain LEED Gold certification and be one of the only 100+ storied buildings in the world to have this certification. Langan's role included the development of a subsurface investigation program, foundation evaluation, 3D finite element analysis, seismic hazard analyses, and construction administration. World One is projected to be the world's tallest residential tower.

Location
Upper Worli, Mumbai, India

Client
Lodha Group

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Strategic Partner
Leslie E. Robertson Associates


Signature Jakarta Tower

OVERVIEW
Langan was appointed as the geotechnical engineer for the Signature Tower Jakarta, which promises to be an Indonesian icon for the 21st century. Situated in the Sudirman Central Business District, the 111-story tower will rise 638 meters above six below-grade parking levels. The development will include a six-star luxury hotel, observatory, office space, a convention center, and luxury retail mall.

Location
Jakarta, Indonesia

Client
PT Grahamas Adisentosa

Service
Geotechnical

Architects
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates
PT Pandega Desain Weharima/PDW Architects

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
PT Gistama Intisemesta


One57

OVERVIEW
One57 stands at 1,005 feet (306 meters) tall, and consists of a 5-star, 210 room Park Hyatt Hotel and 95 premium condominiums and residences. Langan performed geotechnical and environmental engineering investigations, and provided foundation recommendations to support the proposed tower on spread footings supported on rock.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Extell Development Company

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architects
Christian de Portzamparc
SLCE Architects


Hudson Yards Redevelopment

OVERVIEW
This major New York City rezoning and redevelopment, led by Related/Oxford, under the joint guidance of New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Hudson Yards Development Corporation, and New York State, is reinventing the once barren west side of Midtown Manhattan. Upon full completion, the site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial, retail, and residential towers, 14 acres of open park space, a cultural venue, a public school, and a luxury hotel all built over active rail yards.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Hudson Yards, a Related Oxford Venture

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architects
Kohn Pedersen Fox
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Ismael Leyva Architects
Rockwell Group

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
WSP


EXPO 2016 Antalya Tower

OVERVIEW
This 114-meter observation tower will consist of three panoramic rooftop decks tapering into a single shaft at the building's base. Langan's geotechnical engineers prepared a review of pre-existing reports and recommendations for a supplementary exploration which include additional borings and laboratory testing in support of the tower's construction. Our FEM services examined the structure's foundation as it related to the area's topography. Our staff examined potential for future settlements, ground deformations, vertical reinforcements, wind loads, and effects of deep foundation elements beneath the tower.
AWARDS
2017 Engineering News Record Global Best Project Award (Cultural Category)

Location
Antalya, Turkey

Client
TACA + TA Group

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Nitelikli Tasarimlar Atölyesi (NITA)

Strategic Partner
Thornton Tomasetti


Hearst Tower

OVERVIEW
The $500 million Hearst Tower is located at 959 Eighth Avenue, just south of Columbus Circle in Manhattan. New construction includes the preservation of the six-story landmark Hearst Building facade and a 42-story environmentally friendly steel and glass tower to house the Hearst Corporation Headquarters.
AWARDS
2016 Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats 10 Year Award
2013 Building Owners and Managers Association New York Pinnacle Award
2008 International Highrise Award

Location
New York, NY

Client
Tishman Speyer Properties

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architect
Foster + Partners

Strategic Partners
WSP
Turner Construction


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

Location
New York, NY

Client
SL Green Realty Corporation

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architect
Kohn Pedersen Fox

Strategic Partners
Hines
Severud Associates
Jaros Baum & Bolles


30 Park Place

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical engineering, New York City Transit subway coordination, and excavation support design for what will be the tallest residential tower in downtown Manhattan. Located in Tribeca, this 82-story tower combines 157 luxury condominium apartments with a five-star, 189-room Four Seasons Hotel and public plaza. The four ground floors include such amenities as restaurants, meeting facilities, ballrooms, a spa, a swimming pool, and fitness center.
AWARDS
2018 Urban Land Institute New York Excellence in Development Awards, Hotel Development

Location
New York, NY

Client
Silverstein Properties

Service
Geotechnical

Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
SLCE Architects

Strategic Partners
WSP
Tishman Construction Corporation


56 Leonard

OVERVIEW
Langan engineers provided site/civil, geotechnical, and environmental services for this condominium tower featuring dramatic, cantilevered terraces. It will be Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron's first high-rise commission anywhere in the world. The site, a 125-ft-wide by 100-ft-deep rectangular parcel in Tribeca, consists of two adjoined lots previously occupied by the former New York Law School (NYLS) library building. The proposed building will consist of a 60-story residential high-rise tower with a single cellar level.
AWARDS
2017 American Council of Engineering Companies, Engineering Excellence Awards, National Recognition Award
2017 American Council of Engineering Companies New York, Engineering Excellence Awards, Diamond Award – Special Projects
2017 Engineering News Record, Best of the Best Residential/Hospitality Project Award
2016 Concrete Industry Board Awards, Award of Merit with Special Recognition - Design
2011 Society of American Registered Architects – Professional Design Award

Location
New York, NY

Clients
Alexico Group
Hines

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architects
Herzog & de Meuron
Costas Kondylis
Goldstein, Hill & West Architects

Strategic Partners
WSP Cantor Seinuk
Hunter Roberts Construction Group


Metropolitan Miami

OVERVIEW
Metropolitan Miami is a mixed-use development covering three downtown Miami city blocks on a site previously occupied by the historical Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel. The development includes five towers housing offices, hotels, and residents, as well as a supermarket, several retail spaces, and a cinema. Langan performed subsurface investigations for all structures, as well as observed and monitored the installation of test piles and load tests for all structures. Additionally, Langan performed environmental studies in order to determine the extent of petroleum and creosote impacted soils due to a former marine bulkhead that traversed the property.
AWARDS
2011 Deep Foundations Institute Special Recognition Award

Location
Miami, FL

Client
MDM Development Group

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architect
Nicholas Brosch Wurst Wolf & Associates


One Brickell City Centre

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing geotechnical, site/civil, and environmental services for this mixed-use development located in the Brickell Financial District. The development will consist of a high-rise building with two parking levels below grade; three levels of retail beginning at street level; and 72 levels of hotel, residential, and office space. The project, which is anticipated to be over 1,102 feet tall, will be the tallest tower in Miami as well as the Southeast United States.

Location
Miami, FL

Client
Swire Properties

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architect
Arquitectonica


1000 Museum

OVERVIEW
1000 Museum is the first high-rise building in the Western Hemisphere designed by Pritzker Award winner Zaha Hadid. This ultra-luxury residential building rises 62-stories and stands out among its neighbors at 710-feet-tall. The project fronts historic Biscayne Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Miami. Langan provided geotechnical and environmental services in support of the project.

Location
Miami, FL

Client
1000 Biscayne Tower, LLC

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architect
Zaha Hadid Architects

Strategic Partner
DeSimone Consulting Engineers


The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

OVERVIEW
To date, the Diplomat project is the largest private project ever constructed in Florida. It consists of 40-story twin hotel towers, an eight-story convention center, a retail village, multi-level parking garage, mechanical plant, and a pedestrian bridge, which connects the two properties over Collins Avenue.

Location
Hollywood, FL

Client
Diplomat Properties, LP

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Nichols Brosch Sandoval & Associates

Strategic Partner
DeSimone Consulting Engineers


One Rincon Hill

OVERVIEW
The One Rincon Hill South Tower is the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi. Langan provided services during the design and construction of both North and South towers. The South Tower required an excavation of about 60-feet deep for five levels of below-grade parking while the North Tower required excavation up to about 30 feet. Langan also performed a Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA), among other tasks.

Location
San Francisco, CA

Client
Rincon Ventures, LLC

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic
Environmental

Architect
Solomon Cordwell Buenz


340 Fremont Street

OVERVIEW
The 42-story, mixed-use development will consist of 348 residential units and three below-grade parking levels. Langan's responsibilities include preparing plans for site preparation (demolition), site layout (dimensional control), street improvement, site grading and drainage, utility, and construction details. The city's Public Utilities Commission approved Langan's stormwater control plan while the Department of Public Works approved Langan's street improvement plans. Additionally, Langan reports on site seismicity and seismic hazard and appropriate foundation type(s).

Location
San Francisco, CA

Client
Equity Residential

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architect
Handel Architects

Strategic Partner
Suffolk Construction