New York, NY The new Statue of Liberty Museum officially topped off when its final structural beam was raised in a ceremony on Liberty Island. Slated to open in 2019, the museum is designed by FXFOWLE, ESI Design, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers. This milestone was achieved little more than a year after the project broke ground.
DeSimone Consulting Engineers, an engineering firm with offices worldwide, worked with FXFOWLE, the National Park Service, and the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation to help create the new cultural facility. In addition to an indoor museum, Lady Liberty’s new 26,000 s/f center will include a sprawling outdoor plaza and a rooftop terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline. When completed, the structure is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold Certification.
“We have been honored to work on this project and to advance this important cultural center,” said Stephen DeSimone, president and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineers. “When completed, the development will serve as an extension for one of New York City’s most historically significant structures with a focus on sustainability, public engagement, and modern design.”
DeSimone Consulting Engineers has recently completed numerous award-winning projects in New York, including P.S. 62, NYC’s first net-zero energy school, the iconic Standard Hotel and New School University Center, as well as super-tall developments 220 Central Park South, 50 West, and 111 Murray. DeSimone was ranked as one of ENR’s top design firms and is recognized as a leading international structural engineering firm.