The Crescent Club


The Crescent Club is an 18-story high-end residential building with 180,000 sq. ft. of space, 119 Apartments and is located in Long Island City, Queens. The structure consists of steel framing and composite metal decking and concrete floors supported on a pile foundation. Its lateral system is a combination of vertical steel braces and moment frames. The building is located 27 feet from an NYC Subway tunnel and required the NYC Transit Authority approval.

Special piles were designed to meet the requirement of the NYC Transit requirements.A BIM model was used for the design, steel detailing, fabrication and erection of the building.  In order to reduce cost and time, a creative approach was developed. BIM models for different design options (including steel structure plus precast plank floors) were developed, and material take- offs were produced. After pricing the different options, Steel proved to be the most efficient system.

The architectural design of the job includes many upper level setbacks and transfers, and an extremely complex ground level floor incorporating commercial areas, outdoor swimming pool, patio and heavy planters on top of an underground parking level. These complicated problems and various conflicts were solved easily using the 3D BIM model. No RFIs were encountered during the construction phase and the job was completed within schedule and budget.

Wexler Associates services for the Crescent Club project included the following:

  • Structural Design of the new building.
  • Preparation of design options for cost estimating purposes.
  • 3D Modeling, 3D Detailing and preparation of Shop Drawings for Steel Fabrication
  • Support of Excavation Design and special Pile Design for NYC Transit Authority