April 2012

Talk at the Skyscraper Museum

by Don Friedman on April 9, 2012

I’ll be talking at the Skyscraper Museum (6:30 PM, April 24) on the history of structure in early skyscrapers. This is part of a lecture series in conjunction with the current exhibit on early skyscrapers and specifically the headquarters buildings of New York newspapers erected between 1870 and 1905.

A Replacement Detail

April 5, 2012

We’ve shown a few old details that we like, but of course we also design new details to repair or replace the old. We’re still working on that large facade project, and our detail for a new outrigger system to support an upper-floor water-table has been installed. The spandrel beam is on the right, with […]

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