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Posted by Alison Trost on November 9, 2010 at 10:46 AM.
Ysrael Seinuk, a structural engineer whose work includes many contributions to the New York City skyline, died September 14 in Manhattan. He was 78. Seinuk’s notable New York structures include the 70-story Trump World Tower, the 48-story Conde Nast Building in Times Square, and the Bear Stearns headquarters. A graduate of the University of Havana, Seinuk worked for six years in Cuba but left when Fidel Castro came to power. He joined Abrams, Hertzberg & Cantor, in New York, and 10 years later became a partner. He was named CEO in 1992 and the firm became Cantor Seinuk Group. In addition, Seinuk taught structural engineering to architecture students at the Copper Union for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son, six grandchildren and one great grandson.