All of us at MARTOS are honored to be included as a recipient of a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, as overseen by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The Preservation Awards are given to projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes that preserve commercial, residential, institutional, religious, and public buildings. This year, due to the Covid-19 virus, there will be a virtual award ceremony held this Wednesday, September 23rd, which we are eager to attend via Zoom.

MARTOS is being recognized for our involvement as the structural design consultants for the McGraw-Hill Building restoration project. Teaming with full service architectural design firm, Cosmo Veneziale, ARCHITECT, MARTOS provided ongoing structural engineering services for the restoration and structural modifications of the historic, 33-story, steel and concrete framed McGraw Hill building.  The restorations included repairs to steel elements uncovered during the course of façade restorations, anchorage of building cladding and appurtenances.  Modifications to the structure included the installation of permanent scaffolding outriggers, verification and reinforcing of existing framing members to support new loads, and creation of new openings.

Located at 330 West 42nd Street in the center of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, the McGraw Hill Building stands 33 stories high. Completed in 1931, the building is most easily recognized by its Art Deco façade with blue-green terra cotta tiles alternating with green metal framed windows. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989 and is considered a significant example of international architecture. MARTOS is privileged to be able to have worked on one of New York City’s most notable and historic structures.