"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


President & CEO
  • 05/12
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Inspections/Testing
  • Urban Planning


In support of design work on North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project (NWBPCR), during the week of May 15, 2023, BPCA will begin conducting geotechnical sampling work to determine subsurface conditions at critical locations along the project area.

The initial phase of this work is geophysical investigation, which serves to identify and confirm existing belowground utilities in advance of geotechnical boring.

The second phase of this effort is the geotechnical boring work itself, during which small (4-inch) holes are drilled into the ground to extract the soils down 100 feet below the surface; these samples are then tested offsite to determine the bearing capacity of the soil and inform foundation design.

When not in use, the rigs required for this work will be safely fenced off from public access. Parks users will also see barrels used to store excess soil from this activity, which will periodically removed from the site.

Geotechnical sampling work will continue over the coming months during regular citywide construction hours of 7AM-6PM, Monday thru Friday.

Questions and feedback about NWBPCR can be sent to nwbpcrinfo@bpca.ny.gov or:

Battery Park City Authority
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281
att: North/West BPC Resiliency Project Team

Read more about NWBPCR by clicking here.

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