Located on the Hudson River, this pier complex is the largest in the city. It includes an enormous recreation center, acres of field space, approximately 2,200 long-term parking spaces (the largest parking facility in Manhattan), and the offices of Hudson River Park Trust, who operate Hudson River Park and 36 piers. The scope of work included the assessment of the existing deck conditions and design of the rehabilitation of the 40+ year old pier, including the complete replacement of the top slab deck and waterproofing.
Given the large square footage of the complex, every detail can have a significant cost impact, so we looked carefully at the key cost variables. Many repair options were explored to obtain the optimal solution. The client required that the roof deck be made watertight for years to come, so we carefully evaluated leading waterproofing systems to find one that fit the needs of existing and future conditions. As the largest revenue generator for the Hudson River Park Trust, continued operation during construction was extremely important and phasing had to be carefully planned.
We prepared cost estimates for the work at every stage of design. The project not only came in just below our budget estimate, but below the contracted construction cost. The success of the first phase of the project was a team effort made by all parties, including Trust’s team and the contractor. EDG initially set out to understand everything about the existing conditions in the scope of work. This high level of due diligence paid off, and no design changes were required. All phases of design work were completed early or on-time, which was essential for the pier to continue serving both the community and the Trust’s operations.