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Brick NY honors mayoral candidate, Trump, and more

Successful event includes award for Bricklayer's president

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Brick NY 2011 Award presented to the Trump Organization

Brick NY 2011 Award presented to the Trump Organization
More than 300 members of the design and construction community gathered to honor William C. Thompson, Jr., chairman, Battery Park City Authority, Bricklayers Local 1 President Jeremiah Sullivan, Jr.; the Trump Organization; and several architects, masons contractors, and builders at the Brick NY 2011 Awards Dinner.

Sponsored by members of the Brick Industry Association's New York/New Jersey Brick Distributor Council and the Associated Brick Mason Contractors of Greater New York, the biennial awards honor individuals and organizations who have contributed to the vitality and success of brick masonry construction in the New York area. The dinner was held on October 20 at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City.

William C. Thompson, Jr., chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, called brick "an aesthetic bridge" between Battery Park City and old New York. "The design guidelines and master plan of Battery Park City reflect the central role that brick has played in the architectural continuity of our city. Battery Park City boasts an abundance of brick buildings because it was built to evoke the look and feel of classic New York neighborhoods."

Accepting the award for Trump was Executive Vice President Andrew Weiss, who has managed the design and construction of major development and construction projects for the company since 1981. Mr. Weiss explained that brick is featured on so many Trump buildings because of its durability. Jeremiah Sullivan, Jr., the President of Bricklayers Local Union No. 1, which is the bricklayer union for jurisdiction in New York City, was this year's labor honoree. Mr. Sullivan discussed the promotion of brick construction in the City of New York and how Bricklayers Local Union No. 1 has worked diligently together with unionized construction companies in New York City to effectively build brick structures with unionized employees in a safe and efficient fashion. He also discussed how other masons and bricklayers are second and third generations working in this industry and how so many of these workers are following in the footsteps of their fathers to keep the unionized construction industry in New York City vibrant.

Saverio Morelli, President of Morelli Masons, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. He worked as a mason contractor for 58 years. Brick NY also honored New York area architects and masons.

Recently completed projects that received awards include two New York City School Construction Authority projects, Beach Channel High School in Rockaway Park and Public School 184 in Flushing, NY. Another famous brick structure, Citi Field in Queens, home of the NY Mets, also received an award. The design and construction teams responsible for A Condominiums, Jersey City, NJ; St. John's University's new D'Angelo Center in Queens; Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola; and a private residence on Staten Island are also award winners.

Honored Individuals

Brick NY Award for Developer/Private Sector
Trump Organization
Accepted by Andrew Weiss, Executive Vice President

Brick NY Award for Government/Public Sector Work
William C. Thompson, Jr., Chairman, Battery Park City Authority

Brick NY Award for Dedication to the Industry
Jeremiah Sullivan, Jr., President, Bricklayers Local Union No. 1

Brick NY Lifetime Achievement Award
Saverio Morelli, Former President, Morelli Masons, Inc.

Honored Projects

A Condominiums, Jersey City, NJ
Architect: Roger Goodhill /AECOM
Client: The Athena Group
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Mason: New Town Corp.
Brick Manufacturer: The McAvoy Brick Company
Brick Distributor: Consolidated Brick Building Supply, Inc.

Beach Channel High School, Rockaway Park, NY
Architect: Karl Smith/Ammann Whitney
Client: NY City School Construction Authority
General Contractor: Adams European Contracting Inc.
Mason: Adams European Contracting Inc.
Brick Manufacturers: Glen-Gery Corporation/Hanson Brick
Brick Distributor: Casa Building Materials, Inc.

Citi Field, Flushing, NY
Architect: Ben Barnert, Populous
Client: Queens Ballpark Company, LLC
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
General Contractor: Hunt-Bovis, a joint venture of Hunt Construction Group and Bovis Lend Lease
Mason: Mastercraft Masonry Inc.
Brick Manufacturer: General Shale Brick Inc.
Brick Distributor: Abbey Hart Brick Company

Public School 184, Flushing, NY
Client: NY City School Construction Authority
Design Manager: Narendra Patel, P.E., A, In-House Design Studio, NY City School Construction Authority
General Contractor: One Ten Restoration
Mason: One Ten Restoration
Brick Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Brick Distributor: Glenwood Mason Supply Company Inc.

St. John's University D'Angelo Center, Queens, NY
Architect: Joseph Brancato, Mark Thaler, Gensler
Client: St. John's University
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor: F.J. Sciame Construction
Mason: Rad D'Aprile
Brick Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company
Brick Distributor: Belden Tri-State Building Materials

Staten Island Private Residence, Staten Island, NY
Architect: Leonard M. Rampulla, Rampulla Associates Architects
General Contractor: John Kling Custom Homes
Mason: New Vision Construction
Brick Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Brick Distributor: Riverside Brick Supply Co., Inc.

Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Architect: Ahmad Yousufi, Perkins Eastman
Client: Winthrop-University Hospital
General Contractor: Phoenix Medical Construction Company
Mason: Dovin Construction Corp.
Brick Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation
Brick Distributor: Belden Tri-State Building Materials

More information is available at www.gobrick.com/BrickNY.


About the Author

Debra Pickrel is a Brick NY Public Relations Representative and Principal at Pickrel Communications.

 

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