New Ferry Facility Adds Gloss To Manhattan Waterfront

Cho, Aileen
October 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;10/31/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 17, p16
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The article reports that working around and atop the underwater tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel, crews constructed a new $56-million ferry terminal in midtown Manhattan that opened October 24, 2005. In addition to sprucing up the New York City waterfront along the Hudson River, the terminal is seen as a potential evacuation route should a 9/11-like event ever occur again. Local contractor Slattery Skanska demolished an old bus storage shed, reinforced the 30-inch-dia piles with new caps and built the new 30,000-sq-ft terminal while 5,000 daily passengers coming on and off tourist buses continued to use an adjacent dock.


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