DeSimone receives NJCA Merit Award for high rise building

JERSEY CITY, NJDeSimone, a leading structural engineering firm with offices worldwide, announced that 70 Columbus in Jersey City, was selected by The New Jersey Concrete Awards Committee to receive the organization’s 2015 Merit Award in the High Rise Category.

The 50-story tower at 70 Columbus is one of two residential towers recently completed by DeSimone’s New York office as part of the Columbus Towers project. Columbus Towers stands 530 feet tall and includes 610,000 s/f of residential and retail space. The project is the second part of a four-phase development project by Ironstate Development at the site along Christopher Columbus Blvd. in Jersey City.

“DeSimone is honored to receive NJCA’s Merit Award for 70 Columbus,” said Jarret Johnson, now an associate principal of the Boston Office. “We are proud to be involved in the Columbus Towers project, and we are excited about the enormous opportunity in Jersey City and the surrounding area as growth continues in the region.”

DeSimone has completed numerous award-winning projects in Jersey City, including The Modern, awarded the 2014 NJCA Merit Award in the High Rise Category, and the Green Lane Building at Kean University, awarded the 2014 NJCA Grand Award in the Educational Category. DeSimone has received nearly 50 awards since 2010, and is recognized as a leading international structural engineering firm.

DeSimone was established in New York City in 1969 to provide creative structural engineering services to architects, owners, and developers. The firm has designed projects in 18 different nations and throughout the United States, focusing on the residential, hospitality, commercial office, retail, healthcare, and gaming sectors.

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