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Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 02/27
  • Architecture/Engineering
  • Community
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  • Construction Management
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In support of design work on North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project (NWBPCR), BPCA is conducting in-water geotechnical boring work at various locations along the BPC Esplanade to determine subsurface conditions at critical locations along the project area. This effort includes the drilling of small holes to extract sub-surface soils, which are then tested offsite to determine the bearing capacity of the soil and inform foundation design of the NWBPCR flood barrier.

Work is now beginning in the water off Esplanade Plaza, to be followed by similar efforts on the south side of the BPC Ferry Terminal from March 1-5. The barge will then move further north to complete this portion of work along the North Esplanade. Weather depending, marine boring work will be conducted in continuous 12-hour shifts until completion.

During evening hours, light stands on the barge will provide illumination for workers with little disturbance to surrounding residents. On the barge itself, sound barrier blankets between the drill rig and the Esplanade will be employed to muffle work-related noise and minimize community impact.

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

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