New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will speak at the site of the new Moynihan Train Hall, designed by SOM, on August 17th, 2017. The event celebrates recent progress on the Penn Station redevelopment as well as other major infrastructure projects in New York State.
On August 17th, 2017, Luke Leung will speak at Energy Exchange, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of the Federal Energy Management Program. Leung will lead the closing plenary session, speaking on the conference theme of "Connect, Collaborate, Conserve."
On August 24th, 2017, Philip Enquist will participate in the BuiltWorlds Cities Conference at UI Labs in Chicago. Speaking on a panel titled "The Ecology of a City," Enquist will present SOM's recent work on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan.
On August 18th, 2017, Yue Zhu and Amber Jan will speak at the 2017 Real Estate Design China Awards Forum in Shanghai. Zhu and Jan will deliver a presentation on Beijing Greenland Center, SOM's most recent addition to the growing Dawangjing Business District in Beijing.
The SOM-designed Tanjong Pagar Centre is featured in EdgeProp as one of the landmark projects transforming Singapore's skyline. Reaching a height of 290 meters, the building is the tallest tower in the country and offers office, residential, retail, and hospitality space.
On August 9th, 2017, SOM's José Luis Palacios participated in the GSA 2017 Building Enclosure Workshop in Chicago. A Design Director based in our Los Angeles office, Palacios presented on the design-build process used at the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles.
EdgeProp reports on Tanjong Pagar Centre, a 290-meter-tall skyscraper recognized as the new focal point within Singapore's Tanjong Pagar district. The SOM-designed tower, the tallest in the country, sets the standard for a sustainable and livable development in Singapore.
The Art Newspaper delves into the historical transition of the Chicago Picasso sculpture from a local controversy to a beloved icon. Unveiled in 1967 and commissioned by SOM, the sculpture is the focal point of a celebration organized by Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
On August 8th, 2017, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture at Daley Plaza. In 1967, then-Mayor Richard Daley and SOM's William Hartmann inaugurated the artwork.
In July, 2017, SOM's Shanghai office hosted a group of visiting architects as part of an exchange program organized by the Japan Institute of Architects and AIA Shanghai. SOM's Silas Chiow led participants on a tour of three projects designed by the firm.
WGN Radio interviews SOM's Eric Keune and Danny Schulman from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in anticipation of the re-dedication of the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. Engineered by SOM in 1967, the sculpture has endured as an iconic piece of public art in Chicago.
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Picasso's sculpture in Daley Plaza, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invites SOM's Eric Keune and city historian Tim Samuelson on the "Chicago Stories" podcast. The three revisit the 1967 unveiling of the sculpture and discuss its impact on public art in the city.
The latest addition to the North Branch of the Chicago River, the SOM-designed 1515 West Webster Avenue has topped out in Chicago. The office building is the first development to emerge on the former site of the historic Finkl steel mill.
The SOM-designed master plan for Port City Colombo is featured in Design Build Network. SOM's vision for the new financial and marina district, the largest private sector development in the country, was selected as the unanimous winner in the International Urban Design Ideas Competition.
In a report on the new United States Courthouse in Los Angeles, USGlass Magazine highlights the building's innovative glass curtain wall. SOM's José Luis Palacios shares insight on the design, functionality, and sustainability of the civic building.