Creating Safer Recreational Grounds in Lower Manhattan
Editor: Allison Braswell
As sea levels are on the rise due to coastal storms and other threats posed by climate change, the City of New York is taking action to protect parks, neighborhoods, and vegetation across 2.4 miles of Manhattan's East Side against storm damage and flooding. Beginning in Fall 2020, the $1.45-billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project involves elevating East River Park, installing flood walls, and reconstructing the waterfront bulkhead to enhance flood resiliency. Construction is expected to continue through 2026.
Gateway Demo/Civil Corp. out of Hicksville, NY is one out of many contractors selected to work on this project. They are driving H-Beams for the park's reconstructed and reconfigured outfall system, which will reroute more storm drainage on the western, residential side of the park. When it came time to select proper equipment to drive the H-piles, ICE® supplied Gateway with the 22 Vibratory Pile Driver to drive the piles 10 feet underground. Additionally, ICE®'s I-12 Diesel Hammer succeeded at further driving the piles to the desired parameter that will allow for a drainage pipe to be laid on top, which will direct storm drainage into the river.
Building the foundation for this piece of the puzzle has only just begun and ICE® looks forward to being a part of the team that will create a beautiful new public recreational space for the residents of Lower Manhattan. Thank you, Gateway Demo/Civil Corp, for choosing ICE® to supply equipment needed for this venture.
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
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