Battery Maritime Building Substructure

Location: East River, New York, NY
Owner: New York City Economic Development Corporation
Completion Date: January 1, 2008
Categories: Modifications & Improvements, Construction

The Battery Maritime Building is a Beaux Arts Landmark building, built in 1909. It has served many purposes over the last century, but in later years as a ferry terminal serving Governors Island.

The timber framing and pile substructure of the Battery Maritime Building was repaired as part of the Maritime Buildings total renovation which started in 2001. This project involved the removal of over 1,800 lf of timber bracing, stringers and caps. The installation of over 151 timber piles. Repairing over 8,200 lf of timber piles with a grout filled pile jacket. Other scopes involved the demolition and replacement of the timber fender racks of the building’s ferry slips.

Engineer: Jan Hird Pokorny

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