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Stantec wins Manhattan Coastal Resilience Project

Infra News - Published on Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Stantec has been picked as lead designer for the Battery coastal resilience project in Lower Manhattan in New York in USA. The four-year project will involve raising the waterfront esplanade at Battery Park to protect against rising tides and ensure usability over the next 80 years. New York City Economic Development Corporation appointed Stantec to the project, which spans a third of a mile of waterfront along the 25-acre Battery Park. The project is one of several under way or in planning as part of the city’s Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency initiative.

As part of the project, which has a total cost of USD 129 million, Stantec will lead design plans for a reconstructed wharf at the southern tip of Manhattan. The work will raise the waterfront esplanade approximately 1.5m above its current elevation, 3.4m above mean sea level, to protect the park and nearby community.

Issues to be addressed in the design include in-water construction, interior drainage, and integration of a new wharf elevation with the existing parkland. The project team anticipates using an adaptive design strategy – one that will continue to provide the well-known views of the New York harbour, relief from sea level rise and nuisance flooding, and flexibility for uncertain future conditions. Resilient planting will also be critical in ensuring survivability from major storms while establishing a lush and peaceful setting, said Stantec.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 23 Jan 2020
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