Langan Hoists 2015 at Kellari

MANHATTAN – Many of the guests at the 8th annual New Year’s party of Langan, the New York-based engineering and environmental services firm, were people with business ties to it and know its reputation well.

For the people who were invited by friends to Kellari Taverna in Midtown Manhattan on January 12, a visit to www.langan.com will provide them with all the information they would need to confirm that Langan is one of the world’s leading Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) firms.

One of their projects is the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, which will soar to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and reign as the tallest building in the world when it is completed. By comparison, it is 1792 feet to the tip of Manhattan’s Freedom Tower.

People in those industries will also testify that they throw wonderful parties in New York. The food, drink and fellowship were superb and no one seemed to mind how crowded it was. The affair, which attracted 150 people in its first year and in 2015 drew almost 600, was dubbed the best party of the young year.

Among the hosts was Greek-American George E. Leventis, the Managing Principal of Langan and  Managing Director of Langan International.

Langan was founded in 1970 as a geotechnical specialty firm in 1970. According to its website, “Langan quickly became involved in many large, complex projects located throughout the eastern part of the United States. As our growth continued, we leveraged our highly technical base to expand into the civil engineering and environmental disciplines. Our client-focused, highly entrepreneurial culture helped evolve additional technical capabilities and enable geographic expansion into the southeast and western regions of the United States. Langan International was formed to support global clients and partner with the world’s elite design and construction teams around the world. After four successful decades, our reputation for providing innovative solutions that yield measurable value for our clients continually forges new enduring relationships for the firm and distinguishes Langan from the competition.”


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