January 28, 2020
Stantec was selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to lead design for the Battery Coastal Resilience Project, spanning one third of a mile of waterfront along the 25-acre Battery Park.
The project is one of several underway or in planning as part of the City’s Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency initiative, focused on protection from the impacts of rising sea levels caused by climate change.
“Current sea level rise projections show that the Battery sits in a particularly vulnerable location, and needed wharf reconstruction provides a timely opportunity to protect the Battery’s unique character and usability for years to come,” said Brian O’Donnell, principal-in-charge, Stantec.
As part of the four-year, $129-million project, Stantec will lead design plans for a reconstructed wharf at the southern tip of Manhattan that will raise the waterfront esplanade, approximately five feet above its current elevation.
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