One Vanderbilt / Supertall Skyscraper Construction Consulting

Location: New York, NY
Project Type: Commercial Building
Services: Surety Consulting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control
One Vanderbilt / Supertall Skyscraper Construction Consulting Photo

Beacon’s Dan Newcombe has been providing on-site construction consulting services for one of the largest building projects underway in New York City—One Vanderbilt Place, a 67-floor, supertall skyscraper being built at the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in midtown Manhattan, just west of Grand Central Station.

Beacon's Dan Newcombe has 30+ years of construction consulting experience, with extensive on-site construction management, site supervision and monitoring experience. For more than 18 months, Dan has been providing on-site construction consulting services related to one of the largest supertall skyscraper projects underway in the U.S. September 19th, 2019, marked a major milestone for the project as the tower was topped out, two months ahead of schedule. Groundbreaking on One Vanderbilt was held in October 2016. When completed in 2020, the 1.6-million-square-foot tower will be 1,301-feet-high at roof level and its spire will reach 1,401 feet, making it the city's fourth-tallest building. Dan was among some of the key professionals involved in the project who were invited to sign the structural steel I-Beam used to top out the building. The I-Beam was one of 26,000 pieces of steel used in the building's construction.

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a supertall building is at least 984 feet tall. One Vanderbilt is more than 1400 feet tall and currently (as of January 2020) is the 5th tallest building in the U.S., as per the list below:

  • 1st Tallest: One World Trade Center (New York, NY), 104 Floors, Height=1,776 ft (Completed in 2014)
  • 2nd Tallest: Central Park Tower (New York, NY), 98 Floors, Height=1,550 ft (Topped out Sept. 2019)
  • 3rd Tallest: Willis Tower (Chicago, IL) (formerly "Sears Tower"), 108 Floors, Height=1,451 ft (Completed 1974)
  • 4th Tallest: Steinway Tower (New York, NY), 82 Floors, Height=1,428 ft (Topped Out Sept. 2019)
  • 5th Tallest: One Vanderbilt Place (New York, NY), 67 Floors, Height=1,401 ft (Topped Out Sept. 2019)