Old Structures Engineering

Through The Net

by Don Friedman on July 2, 2017


I was up a scaffold last week and took this shot through the safety netting. We have four projects among the visible buildings, including the Langham.

OSE Blog FAQ

May 8, 2017

Seeing as how we’re north of 500 blog posts (as of May 2017), it’s probably too late for a Frequently Asked Questions post, but here it is anyway. This is the blog of Old Structures Engineering. Most of the posts are written by me (Don Friedman) but not all. Topics include pretty much anything touching […]

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Looking for a Project Manager

April 10, 2017

And now for something completely different… Old Structures is looking for a project manager. I’m going to describe who we’re looking for in this blog post and trust that if anyone reading is interested they’ll get in touch, or if anyone reading knows someone who might be interested they’ll forward a link to this post to their friend. […]

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Recertified As A B Corp

March 23, 2017

Old Structures Engineering has been recertified as a B Corp, a process that takes place every two years. This was our first recertification and my overall feeling is that it’s nice to know that our original certification wasn’t a fluke. There were two interesting aspects to taking the B Assessment for the second time. The first […]

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Instagram

March 5, 2017

Old Structures is now on Instagram. The image-centric nature of Instagram means that the posts there won’t exactly follow this blog, but they will parallel it most of the time. Besides, there was no way here to fit in the picture of me in a pink hard hat. Also, the picture above has nothing to […]

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The Uptown Acropolis

January 6, 2017

Audubon Terrace, photo credit to NewYorkDolls: There is, by an accident of history and over-optimistic planning, a miniature acropolis at Broadway and 155th Street, called Audubon Terrace. Had New York developed as London did – a wide-spread low-rise city of roughly uniform density – Audubon Terrace might have become the true cultural center it was […]

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Silliness

December 30, 2016

Packing, not long ago:   And that does it for the year. More on January 2nd.

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For The Weekend: Broad Street

December 17, 2016

We’re moved. From now on, Broad Street, not Broadway.

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Moving Day

December 16, 2016

Our office is closed today while we move. By moving in December we are thumbing our noses at the old and long-lived New York tradition of moving on May Day. I hope we will be better organized than the people in the engraving.  

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Our New Home

December 13, 2016

This Friday, we’ll be moving the office to 90 Broad Street. The move itself is about five blocks, which is nothing much, but the new space is significantly larger. Anyone who’s ever had a meeting at our old office will greatly appreciate that we will now have a proper conference room, rather than a fishbowl […]

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