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'Owners know who we are and usually
call us to tell us what [is] in the works.'
the superstructures SSC is involved with,
the company typically works directly
with project owners and closely with their
designers, engineers, and construction
managers. SSC High Rise works with many
of New York City's largest owners and
developers including JDS Development
Group, G&M Realty and Alma Realty. "We
rely on repeat business - once we make a
connection with an owner on one project,
we are usually building one to two more
for them," says Timmy Mahoney. "We work
with owners who understand what it takes
to build a 50- to 100-story building in New
York City."
The company works directly with
developers during construction planning
to determine whether project costs can
be reduced through value engineering
before final costs are established, resulting in mutually agreeable terms. "Our
market is relationship-based," Michael
Mahoney says. "Owners know who we are
and usually call us directly to tell us what
projects are in the works and provide us
with reasonable timeframes to complete
the superstructure."

Recent Projects
With New York City experiencing a
megaproject boom across its five boroughs, SSC High Rise is not lacking for
work. The company recently completed a
600,000-square-foot cast-in-place superstructure for two 20-story towers located
at 34-46 Vernon Blvd., in Long Island City,
Queens. The $18.5 million design/build
project's contractor is Vordonia Contracting,
a construction arm of Alma Realty.
SSC High Rise received only 50 percent
of the project's drawings before it started
work. The company worked directly with
Vordonia to complete the design of the
superstructure and helped expedite the
project from the beginning. "This build
was particularly difficult, because we acted
as the construction managers to coordinate

the design not only for ourselves but also
for all the trades involved with the superstructure," Timmy Mahoney says. "We
used PERI formwork, which allowed us to
maintain four-day pour cycles throughout
the project in order to complete the superstructure in just 12 months."
The company just recently completed
a $48.5 million superstructure project for
JDS Development Group at 626 1st Avenue
(also known as the American Copper
Buildings) in midtown Manhattan. The
project, which took 18 months to complete,
consists of 880,000-square-foot cast-inplace twin towers. One of the towers is 50
stories high, while the other is 42 stories.
Each tower features slanted columns,
which gives the effect of the towers "leaning" both east and west and north and
south. The towers are joined by a two-story
parking garage and plaza area, as well as a
three-story sky bridge.
"With columns such as this, use of ordinary layout and formwork is challenging,
as much attention to detail is required,"
Timmy Mahoney says. The installation
of the sky bridge required slab leaveouts as well as huge structural beams of
more than five feet in depth to allow for
installation of the massive steel trusses
and structure.
"The bridge required comeback work
to install the concrete slabs to allow for
installation of a swimming pool within
the sky bridge, which became logistically
challenging as the bridge stands 27 stories
in the sky," the company adds.
"The leave-outs required specially
designed PERI formwork to allow for the
heavy loads of the large concrete beams
and steel structure," it continues.
Site logistics were also challenging
because the project's towers are directly
adjacent to extremely busy midtown streets.
The company used tower cranes at each
building under strict supervision and with
a number of safety procedures in place.

Upcoming Projects
In May 2016, SSC High Rise began work on
a cast-in-place superstructure for 5 Points,
a 1.3-million-square-foot project located at
22-34 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City
for G&M Realty.
The $65 million project includes twin
50-story towers. Superstructure work is
scheduled to last 12 months. Both towers sit
on top of a four-story podium. SSC will use
five cranes and the PERI formwork system
to complete the superstructure, which will
afford on time project completion.
In July 2016, the company will initiate
a project at 161 Maiden Lane in downtown Manhattan for owner Fortress and
construction manager Pizzarotti-IBC. The
project will include a 200,000-square-foot
cast-in-place 60-story superstructure. "We
will again be using PERI formwork, with
their self-climbing form system at all the
shear walls to help hold us on a four-day
pour cycle," the Mahoney brothers say. "The
location has logistical concerns, but with
the help from PERI and their engineering
staff to help design platforms, catwalks and
self-climbing systems, our job will be safer,
easier, and more efficient."

Close Contact
Timmy and Michael Mahoney, as well as
brother Brian - a senior superintendent
at SSC - take a direct role in all of the
company's projects. "We were all brought
up in the industry, so we're very hands-on
and are on site almost every day working
out the kinks of our projects," Timmy
Mahoney says.
The company does not operate a strict
chain of command on its job sites. "We
will talk to any employee who calls us,
and will talk to project foremen, project
managers and employees directly on the
site," Michael Mahoney adds. "We know
everyone in the company - if anyone has
any concerns, they know that they can talk
to us directly."

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