Location: New York, NY
Owner/Developer: Brookfield Development/CME Group
Lead Design Firm: Fujikawa Jonson Gobel Architects Inc./Cannon Design
Photo Credit: Fujikawa Jonson Gobel Architects Inc./Cannon Design
The property located at One North End in New York City has been redeveloped to accommodate new tenants as well as more needed space for electronic trading. This 15-story building is currently the home of two 3-story trading halls, two data centers, and the headquarters of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the original owner of the building. NYMEX will continue to occupy the 2nd through 8th floors, including the 3rd floor open outcry trading hall and the data centers on the 2nd and 6th floors. The 7th floor, 3 story trading hall will be decommissioned and converted to office/trading floor support space. The 8th floor open portion of the former trading hall will receive an approximately 9,100sf mezzanine to be utilized as office/trading floor support space, which will be connected to the 7th floor by a new open stair. A new 9th floor structural slab will be added in the upper area of the former trading hall to create 24,800sf of additional usable area. The first floor retail area, a portion of the 2nd floor, the existing amenities on the 10th floor, including a rooftop terrace with a stunning view of the Statue of Liberty, and office floors 9-15 will be available for the Landlord to market for lease.
Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C. provided structural design services for this 170,000sf project which included reinforcement of the 3 trusses; design of the infill of the partial 8th and full 9th floors by hanging from the truss above; reinforcement of the spandrel beams on 8th and 9th floors; miscellaneous in-fills due to slab penetrations no longer in program; design of opening and stairs between 7th and 8th floor mezzanine; in-fill slabs for stairs E and F; design of in-fills for escalators; design of a pit for each of 2 elevators below the 1st floor; framing around each elevator at each floor, from the 1st floor through the 10th floor; framing for a slab extension (easterly) of the 10th floor mezzanine slab for the added machine room for elevators #11 and #12; and modification of structure due to the removal all the electronic boards around the 7th floor trading hall.
YAS has a long-standing relationship with NYMEX, in which our firm was the building’s original structural engineer.