The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center dedicated to musculoskeletal health. HSS is investing in new facilities and enhancement to their Upper East Side campus in New York City, as well as in beautifying the neighborhood.
The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Tower is a 14 storey tower which will span over the FDR Drive and will adjoin the current Main Hospital facility. The columns supporting the overbuild are Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS), and the project also includes a pedestrian bridge spanning over East 71st street.
Walters role on this project is the supply and installation of structural steel and metal deck.
Metropolitan Walters will be using a barge crane to erect steel up to Level 3 due to very limited space on site and working over top an active roadway poses special challenges. Much of the Level 2 and 3 floor steel will be prebuilt off site into modules and then delivered to site via barge. Once Level 3 is erected, a tower crane will be installed on temporary grillage place on Level 2 to erect the balance of the tower. Material will be delivered to site via barge and staged on the barge during erection. Additionally, construction engineering will be required for temporary support during construction.