Langan Select New York City Qualifications

Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects and corporate real estate portfolios. Our clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, corporations, institutions, and energy companies around the world. Founded in 1970, Langan employs over 1,100 professionals in its Parsippany, NJ headquarters and among regional offices including New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and New Haven.

Whether partnering on a hospital’s expansion or a new facility, a residential tower, or a mixed-use development, Langan is a full-service partner to our clients — providing site/civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering, land use planning, 3D laser scanning, survey, traffic/transportation, CADD/GIS, natural/ cultural resources, and permitting. 

View the tour below to learn more about select Langan projects.

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


VIA 57 West

OVERVIEW
Regarded as a cross between Copenhagen-style residential courtyards and a New York City skyscraper, this mixed-use, 38-story residential building in Midtown West includes 709 residential units and ground floor retail space. A massive outdoor courtyard, cut into the center of the building, adds to the structure's unique pyramid-like shape. Langan performed extensive geotechnical and site/civil work including design of a bioswale; in addition, Langan produced a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

AWARDS
2021 ULI New York, Excellence in Market Rate Housing Development Finalist
2017 ArchDaily Building of the Year
2017 Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence in Development: Housing Development Finalist
2016 Engineering News Record New York, Best Projects Awards: Residential Hospitality
2016 Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, Best Tall Building Americas
2016 Architect Magazine, Residential Architect Design Award, Multifamily Housing
2016 Architectural Record Top 10 Projects
2016 New York Times, Best Architecture in New York
2016 Society of American Registered Architects New York, Excellence in Residential Design Innovation Award
2015 6SQFT Building of the Year
2012 American Institute of Architects New York, Design Merit Award

Location
New York, NY

Client
The Durst Organization

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architect
Bjarke Ingels Group

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
Hunter Roberts Construction Group


Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

OVERVIEW
Designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn, the 4.5-acre park and plaza sits at Roosevelt Island's southernmost point. The site is immediately across the East River from the United Nations, and features a landscaped open garden and plaza area for passive public enjoyment, promenade along the river, forecourt, sculpture court and front plaza overlooking the river with views of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
AWARDS
2013 Engineering News Record Best Project – Merit Award (Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development)
2013 American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Design Awards: Urban Design Merit Award
2013 Municipal Art Society: Brendan Gill Prize
2013 Travel + Leisure Design Awards: Best Public Space
2013 American Council of Engineering Companies New Jersey Chapter, Engineering Excellence Awards, Honor Award
2013 American Council of Engineering Companies, Engineering Excellence Awards, Grand Award

Location
Roosevelt Island, NY

Client
Frankling D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, LLC

Services
Waterfront & Marine
Land Use Planning
Natural Resources & Permitting
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Landscape Architecture

Architects
Mitchell | Giurgola Architects
Louis Kahn

Strategic Partners
Weidlinger Associates
F.J. Sciame


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


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


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


CUNY City Tech Academic Complex

OVERVIEW
Located in downtown Brooklyn, this 8-story, 350,000-SF academic building provides state-of-the-art laboratory spaces for the college’s science and healthcare programs. Building features include an 800-seat gymnasium and a 1,000-seat auditorium. Langan’s site/civil engineers provided site, grading, drainage and utility plans, as well as all necessary regulatory approvals and permitting services including a mid-block pedestrian crossing on Jay Street and sidewalk improvements. Our geotechnical engineers conducted a subsurface investigation and provided foundation recommendations. The project is registered for LEED Silver certification.
AWARDS
2020 ENR New York, Regional Best Projects: Higher Education/Research
2020 AIANYS Excelsior Award: New Construction/Award of Distinction
2020 BD+C Building Teams Awards: Gold Award
2019 Building Brooklyn Awards: Sustainability
2018 Greater New York Construction User Council Outstanding Projects, Higher Education

Location
Brooklyn, NY

Client
City University of New York (CUNY)

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Perkins Eastman


Greenpoint Landing – Block D

OVERVIEW
Block D includes construction of two mixed-used buildings over a podium expansion of the waterfront esplanade along the East River, construction of a 2.5-acre public park, and the extension of West Street. The development brings 745 residential units to the neighborhood, 30% of which are affordable. Langan served as technical expert during legal meetings with NYC Department of Environmental Protection to obtain approval for on-site sewers and the water main, oversaw installation of the utilities as resident engineer, and provided several multidisciplinary services during design and construction.

Location
Brooklyn, NY

Clients
Brookfield Properties
Park Tower Group

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial

Architects
OMA New York
Beyer Blinder Belle

Strategic Partners
James Corner Field Operations
Thornton Tomasetti
Cerami Associates
Cosentini Associates
DeSimone Consulting Engineers


Bronx Point

OVERVIEW
Bronx Point is a 585,000-SF, mixed-use waterfront site comprised of 540 units of affordable housing, educational community facilities, commercial/retail spaces and open space adjoining the Harlem River waterfront in the Lower Concourse North area of the South Bronx. The site was previously a paved asphalt lot used for temporary storage by city and state agencies and recently underwent a rezoning to add the parcel to the Special Harlem River Waterfront District. Langan provided waterfront engineering services to create a resilient shoreline edge, by removing an existing relieving platform and creating a more natural shoreline slope to reduce tidal energy as sea levels rise. Site/civil engineering services included the design and permitting of underground utilities, permitting of two new stormwater outfalls to the Harlem River and onsite layout and circulation including a new private roadway. Environmental engineering services included completion of a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Remedial Investigation Program and Citizen Participation Plan.

Location
Bronx, NY

Client
Bronx Point Owner, LLC (A Joint Venture of L+M Development Partners and Type A Projects)

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial
Traffic & Transportation

Architects
S9 Architecture
Marvel Architects

Strategic Partners
Abel Bainnson Butz
Cosentini Associates
WSP


2505 Bruckner Boulevard

OVERVIEW
2505 Bruckner is a state-of-the-art urban logistics facility that delivers access to over 9.4 million people in a 15-mile radius. The 2-story warehouse is 840,000 SF with an adjacent 40,000-SF parking garage and 159,000-SF elevated truck court structure. Langan performed a geotechnical subsurface investigation consisting of drilled and cone probe borings that satisfied the New York City Building Code (NYCBC) and provided valuable soil and rock information for foundation design on this challenging site. Langan engaged in foundation and site/civil design efforts with the project design team and worked through significant coordination challenges. Langan also performed a site-specific seismic study for the site to assist the structural engineer with foundation design. The project required significant permitting efforts with various regulatory agencies, including the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and others.

Location
Bronx, NY

Client
Innovo Property Group

Services
Environmental
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Natural Resources & Permitting
Traffic & Transportation

Architect
KSS Architects

Strategic Partners
Sterling Project Development Group, LLC
WSP USA
Syska Hennessy Group, LLC
Aurora Contracting


American Copper Buildings

OVERVIEW
American Copper Buildings is a residential complex in Kips Bay at the site of a former mud pit, consisting of two copper-clad towers connected by a 3-story skybridge. The complex contains 761 apartments, twenty percent of which are designated affordable. The skybridge, the first built in Manhattan in 80 years, has 60,000 SF worth of amenities, including a pool, lounge, spa, and climbing wall. Langan provided environmental engineering and remediation services including remediation monitoring, Community Air Monitoring Plans implementation, coordination with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to address Site Management Plan requirements throughout the waste characterization sampling at the site, and preparation of environmental specifications for earthwork and groundwater management during excavation.

Location
New York, NY

Clients
JDS Development Group
Largo

Service
Environmental

Architect
SHoP Architects


Moynihan Station Redevelopment – Phase 1

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical, site/civil, land surveying, and 3D laser scanning and modeling services during the initial phase of the Moynihan Station development project. The project expands the nation's busiest train station, Pennsylvania Station, across Eighth Avenue into the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building, and first phase project components included construction of the West End Concourse, pedestrian plazas, and new subway access corridors.
AWARDS
2018 Urban Land Institute New York Excellence in Development Awards, Civic Space
2018 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence, Diamond Award
2018 Greater New York Construction User Council Outstanding Projects, Infrastructure

Location
New York, NY

Client
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM
Traditional Surveying

Strategic Partners
Moynihan Station Development Corporation
Amtrak