June 2014

It Creeps Up On You

by Don Friedman on June 26, 2014

Ryan Cleary joined OSE in May as a project manager. Ryan brings our total size to nine people, which gave me pause for a moment. At nine people we are more than twice the size of the average business in the United States, and in the top 41% of businesses in New York State ranked by the number of employees.

As a company we are not automatically pro-growth or anti-growth. We have grown because the number and size of our projects has grown. (And here’s where I say “Thank you” to all our clients.) We will continue to grow if the workload demands it and, since our practice is based on working with the individual characteristics of the existing buildings that are our projects,¬†we will continue to keep the growth slow(ish) and manageable.

Some Current Work, 117 Years ago

June 18, 2014

This picture was published in Cassier’s Magazine in 1897 and shows the location of two of our ¬†current projects. The closer building, where steel is still being erected, is the Park Row Building, which was the tallest building in the world from its completion in 1899 until the completion of the Singer Building in 1908. […]

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