CTBUH Gold Member

McNamara • Salvia

About

Member Since: 2000

Member Offices: Boston, Miami, New York City

Website: http://www.mcsal.com/

McNamara • Salvia has combined a common sense approach with nationally recognized technical design experience. With more than 95% of their business from returning clients and referrals, their credibility is represented by their clients.

McNamara • Salvia brings award winning creativity, innovation, and experience in structural design to a wide variety of project types. Their experience spans the nation reaching from all areas of New England to the high-seismic regions of Las Vegas and California to the hurricane climate of South Florida.

They specialize in all types of building structures including world-class medical, educational and research facilities, urban and suburban corporate headquarters and campuses, high-rise towers, retail, commercial and mixed use developments, and multi-unit residential structures.

Fields of Expertise

Engineering, Other; Seismic Design; Structural Engineering; Wind Engineering

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

2000

Member Offices

  • Boston

  • Miami

  • New York City

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

35 Hudson Yards

304.8 m / 1,000 ft

2

Torre Mitikah

267.3 m / 877 ft

3

130 William Street

230.1 m / 755 ft

4

Brooklyn Point

220.3 m / 723 ft

5

South Station Tower

206.4 m / 677 ft

6

Jade Signature

193.9 m / 636 ft

7

11 Hoyt Street

190.8 m / 626 ft

8

One Congress Street Tower 2

182.9 m / 600 ft

9

One International Place

182.9 m / 600 ft

10

The Pinnacle at Central Wharf

182.9 m / 600 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

19 September 2012

Sloshing Dampers for Slender Concrete Towers

This presentation examines the application of specially designed tuned sloshing dampers such as bi-directional and double-decker dampers to two very slender concrete towers currently under...

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Research

19 September 2012

Sloshing Dampers for Slender Concrete Towers

Tall towers with very slender aspect ratios of height to width of the structural system are becoming very common as today’s architectural idiom. Mitigation of...

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Global News

19 July 2021

Boston High-Rise Tops Out

One Congress in Boston completed vertical construction at 182.9 meters. Project completion for the 43-story building is anticipated by January 2023. The project broke ground...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

35 Hudson Yards

New York City

305 m

1,000 ft

2

Torre Mitikah

Mexico City

267 m

877 ft

3

50 West 66th Street

New York City

236 m

775 ft

4

130 William Street

New York City

230 m

755 ft

5

Brooklyn Point

New York City

220 m

723 ft

6

South Station Tower

Boston

206 m

677 ft

7

Jade Signature

Sunny Isles Beach

194 m

636 ft

8

Miami River

Miami

192 m

630 ft

9

11 Hoyt Street

New York City

191 m

626 ft

10

Copley Place Residential Tower

Boston

191 m

625 ft

11

One Congress Street Tower 2

Boston

183 m

600 ft

12

One International Place

Boston

183 m

600 ft

13

Harbor Garage Project Residential Tower

Boston

183 m

600 ft

14

The Pinnacle at Central Wharf

Boston

183 m

600 ft

15

111 Huntington Avenue

Boston

172 m

564 ft

16

Solitair Brickell

Miami

168 m

550 ft

17

Two International Place

Boston

164 m

538 ft

18

18 Sixth Avenue

New York City

162 m

532 ft

19

Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower

Boston

158 m

519 ft

20

13-14 Appold Street

London

156 m

512 ft

21

100 Las Olas

Fort Lauderdale

151 m

495 ft

22

LUMA at Miami Worldcenter

Miami

151 m

494 ft

23

33 Lomasney Way

Boston

148 m

487 ft

24

One St Petersburg

St. Petersburg (FL)

139 m

456 ft

25

Atlantic Wharf

Boston

139 m

456 ft

26

Ellipse

Jersey City

136 m

444 ft

27

611 West 56th Street

New York City

134 m

440 ft

28

1865 Broadway

New York City

127 m

416 ft

29

40 Trinity Place

Boston

122 m

400 ft

30

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Las Vegas

119 m

390 ft

31

Pierce Boston

Boston

115 m

378 ft

32

Moxy Hotel

New York City

111 m

364 ft

33

South Station Air Rights Development Phase 2

Boston

106 m

349 ft

34

The Gallery at Harborplace

Baltimore

106 m

346 ft

35

AVA Theatre District Tower

Boston

103 m

338 ft

36

888 Boylston Street

Boston

99 m

325 ft

37

RiverCenter I

Covington

94 m

308 ft

38

The Harrison

New York City

94 m

308 ft

39

Ellison Building

Boston

93 m

306 ft

40

One Congress Street Tower 3

Boston

90 m

294 ft

41

RiverCenter II

Covington

89 m

292 ft

42

One Congress Street Tower 4

Boston

87 m

286 ft

43

South Station Air Rights Development Phase 3

Boston

85 m

279 ft

44

660 Washington Apartments

Boston

84 m

275 ft

45

4 West Las Olas

Fort Lauderdale

83 m

272 ft

46

Lantera

Boston

64 m

211 ft

47

One West Palm Tower I

West Palm Beach

- m

- ft

47

One West Palm Tower II

West Palm Beach

- m

- ft

49

40 Thorndike

Cambridge

- m

- ft

50

88 Seaport

Boston

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

11 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (46%), 17 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (66%), 21 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 37 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 32 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 38 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Designated Experts

Adam McCarthy

Principal, McNamara • Salvia

Bart Sullivan

Principal, McNamara • Salvia

Andy Sullivan

Principal, McNamara • Salvia

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

Sloshing Dampers for Slender Concrete Towers

This presentation examines the application of specially designed tuned sloshing dampers such as bi-directional and double-decker dampers to two very slender concrete towers currently under...

19 September 2012 | Shanghai

Track 12: Controlling & Harnessing Building Movement Q & A

The Track 12 panel consisting of: Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia Inc.; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto; Ahsan Kareem, University of Notre Dame, answer questions from delegates.

19 September 2012

Sloshing Dampers for Slender Concrete Towers

Robert McNamara, McNamara/Salvia; Ahsan Kareem & Dae-Kun Kwon, University of Notre Dame; Deepak Kumar, IIT Madras

Tall towers with very slender aspect ratios of height to width of the structural system are becoming very common as today’s architectural idiom. Mitigation of...

26 February 2001

Practical Solution to Reduce the Wind-Induced Response of Tall Buildings

Robert J. McNamara, McNamara/Salvia

This paper presents the results of an investigation of the application of viscous dampers in a high-rise structure located in an urban environment. The structure,...

19 July 2021

Boston High-Rise Tops Out

One Congress in Boston completed vertical construction at 182.9 meters. Project completion for the 43-story building is anticipated by January 2023. The project broke ground...

09 March 2020

New York City’s Highest Outdoor Skydeck Set to Open

The opening of Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, offering 360-degree views of New York City’s iconic skyline will be celebrated...

24 October 2019

Planned Skyscraper Above Boston Rail Station Moves Forward

South Station Tower is planned to rise 677 feet (206.4 meters) above South Station, an aging transportation hub in Boston that’s swarmed daily by thousands...

07 June 2019

Scalloped Condominium Tower Tops Out in Brooklyn, New York City

The Studio Gang-designed 11 Hoyt has topped out in Brooklyn to its full height of 626 feet (191 meters), offering 481 luxury residential condominiums, with...

29 March 2019

New York City May Close Zoning Loophole for Tall Buildings

Following a growing public uproar over developers exploiting loopholes to build tall buildings, the Department of City Planning on Friday March 28th proposed a zoning...

15 March 2019

New York City’s Hudson Yards’ Shops, Restaurants, Officially Open to The Public

At noon on March 15, 2019, New York’s newest neighborhood ceremonially opened for business. Hudson Yards‘ first public-facing attractions, the Shops & Restaurants and Thomas...

08 March 2019

First Tower in Mexico City’s Mitikah Project to Open in 2019

The first office tower of the Mítikah project will enter into operation this year. Real estate investment firm, Fibra Uno will execute capital investments between...

05 March 2019

New Residential Details Revealed for New York City’s 35 Hudson Yards

New details and renderings have been released for 35 Hudson Yards, set to be the tallest residential tower in the Hudson Yards neighborhood at over...

05 April 2018

Loggia-Wrapped New York City Condo Tower Starts to Rise

The Adjaye Associates-designed 130 William, the firm’s first skyscraper in New York, is on the rise. AN has spotted crews working above grade, and a...

19 March 2018

Demolition Begins for 50 West 66th Street in New York City

Demolition has begun on the final building left at 50 West 66th Street, where Extell will soon be adding yet another punctuation mark to the...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving McNAMARA • SALVIA

CTBUH Florida Takes Construction Tour of Jade Signature

17 August 2017

The CTBUH Florida Chapter hosted a tour of Jade Signature, a luxury condominium complex under construction in Miami.

CTBUH NYC Organizes One Vanderbilt Site Tour

06 June 2017

CTBUH New York hosted a series of presentations and a tour at the construction site of One Vanderbilt, which will rise to 427 meters when completed in 2021.

CTBUH Florida: Tall Building Damping Technologies

25 April 2017

CTBUH Florida held a presentation on Tall Building Damping Technologies at the School of Architecture, University of Miami.

CTBUH NYC YPC: Spring Social at BIG

07 April 2016

CTBUH New York Young Professional Committee held their annual Spring Social event at Bjarke Ingels Group's New York Office on April 7, 2016.

YPC: 2015 Achievements and Event Success

16 March 2016

CTBUH YPC held their first meeting of 2016 on March 16 at the offices of SOM to discuss the success of the past events and plans for future initiatives.

Performance and Behavior of Tall Buildings for Wind Loads

13 January 2016

CTBUH YPC hosted an event on wind engineering and understanding its effects on tall buildings as well as to provide insight into the engineering efforts in design of shorter buildings.