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At approximately 780 feet tall, views from 50 West Street’s curved glass windows are unparalleled. New York Harbor, both the Hudson and East Rivers, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island are all clearly visible. Internationally acclaimed architect Helmut Jahn, well known for his modern steel-and-glass structures, has designed one of the most striking new buildings in the city.

The 64-story tower boasts 191 residential condominiums, with expansive layouts ranging from one to five bedrooms, as well as an array of duplexes and double height living rooms throughout the tower. All interiors are designed and finished by Thomas Juul-Hansen, who has complemented Jahn’s steel and glass with exceptional warmth and elegance.

Four floors of the tower are devoted to state-of-the-art amenities: an immense Fitness Center, the beautifully-appointed Water Club, unique children’s amenities, and The Observatory at 50 West Street, a spectacular 64th floor outdoor entertaining space with seemingly infinite views of New York and beyond.
Born in Nürnberg, Germany in 1940, Helmut Jahn was educated at the Technische Hochschule in Munich and emigrated to America in 1966 to continue his studies in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The following year, Jahn joined C. F. Murphy Associates and worked under Gene Summers to design the new McCormick Place. He has since taught at the University of Illinois, Harvard, Yale, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Known for his progressive use of technology and reductionist aesthetic, Jahn’s designs have won major awards and many have been featured in architectural exhibitions around the world. Some of his most celebrated buildings include the Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, the MesseTurm in Frankfurt, and the One Liberty Place, which until 2008 was the tallest building in Philadelphia.

In 1981, Jahn assumed sole control of C. F. Murphy Associates, which was renamed first as Murphy/Jahn, and then simply to JAHN in 2012. He now shares leadership of the firm with the architect Francisco Gonzalez Pulido, and in addition to the Chicago office, the company has satellites in Berlin, Doha, and Shanghai. Dedicated to energy efficiency and ecological responsibility, JAHN-designed buildings are technologically innovative and designed for sustainability.
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The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators is the collective bargaining unit for 6,100 Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors and Education Administrators who work in the NYC public schools and 200 Directors and Assistant Directors who work in city-subsidized Centers for Early Childhood Education(ECE). CSA also has more than 10,000 members in its Retiree Chapter.

CSA is Local 1 of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, located in Washington, DC. CSA is also affiliated with the NYS Federation of School Administrators (NYSFSA), which is, in turn, a member of the NYS School Administrators Consortium (NYSSAC).
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LLOYD I. SEDERER, M.D., is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), the nation’s largest state mental health system. He provides medical leadership for a $3.6 billion/year mental health system which annually serves over 700,000 people and includes 24 hospitals, 90 clinics, two research institutes, and community services throughout a state of ~ 19 million people.

Previously, Dr. Sederer served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Services in NYC, the City’s “chief psychiatrist”. He also has been Medical Director and Executive Vice President of McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, a Harvard teaching hospital, and Director of the Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association.

In 2013, Dr. Sederer was given the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents by the American Psychiatric Association, which in 2009 recognized him as the Psychiatric Administrator of the Year. He also has been awarded a Scholar-in-Residence grant by the Rockefeller Foundation and an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He has published seven books for professional audiences and two books for lay audiences, as well as over 400 articles in medical journals and non-medical publications including TheAtlantic.com, The New York Times/The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.com, Commonweal Magazine, and Psychology Today. He is Medical Editor for Mental Health for the Huffington Post where over 200 of his posts and videos have appeared.

In 2013, Dr. Sederer published The Family Guide to Mental Health Care (Foreword by Glenn Close), for families of people with mental illness. He also has co-authored, with Jay Neugeboren & Michael Friedman, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas (The DMOM), a parody of the DSM-5.

Dr. Sederer appears regularly on radio and television.
"My mission is to help you or a loved one receive 21st century, effective, humane, mental health care. There is no need to wait for miracles. You can gain understanding of mental illnesses and addictions, and their prevention and treatment. You can learn how the mental health system works, and how to navigate it. Whether you or a loved one have a mental health problem there are effective treatments and hope for recovery. You can have what we all want - a life with relationships, work, and contribution. I will help you get there."

-Dr. Lloyd Sederer
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This is how @soymia sends high fives at the office and how Rich responds. #TGIF

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Getting the shot #bts #photoshoot

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Awesome view from our tour of the @50westnyc construction site today! 35 stories of 65 so far.

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With over 4,000 entries, the annual W3 Awards honors outstanding websites, web marketing, web video, and mobile apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. This year, W3 honors QuallsBenson's latest work for the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice with a gold award in the Website Design for Charitable Organizations / Non-Profit Organization category.

Early this year, QuallsBenson worked alongside a diverse group of advocates to help realize their creative vision for their organization. The Greenburger Center advocates for reform to the criminal justice system, and the group needed guidance with messaging, branding and building an online presence. QuallsBenson helped the Greenburger Center visually represent their cause to the public through a bold branding initiative and with the development of multi-platform online experience. Site visitors are quickly and easily able to understand the Greenburger Center`s mission through a user-friendly layout of infographics, photographs and selection of video interviews our team shot earlier this year in Hudson, New York.

“We are proud to work alongside such a passionate group of advocates who make up this wonderful organization. While industry recognition for our work is always appreciated, the true measure of the success of this initiative will come from the reforms we hope to inspire through our creative visual messaging,” said Mia Rincon, QuallsBenson's lead UX designer for the project.

This marks the second year in a row QuallsBenson has been honored by the W3 Awards. This award builds on a banner year for the agency. QuallsBenson won two Gold and two Silver Communicator Awards for web, print and branding design in the first half of 2014.
The W3 Awards are sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

“We were once again amazed with the high level of execution and creativity represented within this year`s group of entrants. Our winners continue to find innovative and forward-thinking ways to push boundaries of creativity in web design” said Linda Day, Director of the IAVA. "On behalf of the entire Academy, a huge congratulations to this year`s winners for their dedication and commitment to excellence on the Web – job well done!”
The Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice advocates for reforms to the criminal justice system. We believe the criminal justice system should focus on rehabilitation and not only punishment. Laws should protect society, not penalize poverty, mental illness or underlying substance abuse. Judges must have the ability to fashion sentences that do justice while preserving human dignity and the potential for reentry, and include alternatives for incarceration.
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