Mitigating Rising Sea-level Impacts
New York, NY
Battery Park City Authority
Infrastructure – Recovery/Resiliency
Bjark Ingels Group
Scape Landscape Architecture
Flood and seepage barriers
Interior drainage enhancements
Flood and sea-level resiliency
Fortifying Manhattan’s Southern Edge
The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) is executing a $631 million initiative to fortify the southern edge of Manhattan against rising sea levels. Spearheaded by a progressive design-build team comprising Turner Construction, E.E. Cruz, Arcadis, Bjark Ingels Group, Scape Landscape Architecture, and WSP, the North and West Resiliency Project is set to bolster the area facing the Hudson River.
This endeavor involves installing approximately 8,000 linear feet of flood and seepage barriers, including a deployable West Street barrier extending to Tribeca. Furthermore, interior drainage enhancements will safeguard the 92-acre neighborhood’s beloved parkland and esplanade, frequented by joggers and dog walkers.
Delivering BPCA’s Resilience Initiatives
The team is dedicated to providing a world-class solution that not only tackles the challenges of climate change but also enhances the neighborhood’s open spaces and waterfront. This project represents just one of BPCA’s three resilience initiatives. Another concentrates on South Battery Park City, encompassing key locations like the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Wagner Park, and the Staten Island Ferry terminal. These three projects collectively form part of a comprehensive strategy to shield Lower Manhattan from coastal threats.
Supporting the Design-Build Team
Group PMX plays a pivotal role within the progressive design-build team, offering scheduling and project control services. Our responsibilities include creating and overseeing monthly client documents for project performance tracking, managing efficient document controls, supervising client Procore, updating logs for submittals and RFIs (Requests for Information), and coordinating submittals, RFIs, and transmittals in collaboration with the project team. We also oversee various day-to-day tasks, such as surveys and estimates, to ensure the project stays on course.
“What’s truly exciting about our involvement in this resiliency project is our commitment to engaging with the community and integrating their valuable input into our plans rather than simply erecting a floodwall throughout the region. This approach has challenged our team to devise innovative solutions that preserve the distinctive character of Battery Park City. For instance, we’ve explored options such as enhancing ground elevation through strategic fill placement and employing flip-up gates, all with the aim of safeguarding the community’s unique environment while bolstering its resilience against storms.”
Junior Project Controls Specialist
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