New York to construct $631mn flood wall in lower Manhattan

New York flood wall

NEW YORK: Turner Construction and E.E. Cruz were awarded $631 million project by New York’s Battery Park City Authority to construct a flood wall in lower Manhattan. 

The project is part of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) program which is focused on safeguarding the areas against rising sea levels and hurricanes.

According to details, the three-and-a-half-mile-long flood wall will be made of steel and concrete, stand 16 feet tall, and feature flood gates that can be closed during a storm surge. 

The project will also include a new waterfront promenade, green spaces, and improved nearby infrastructure.

Charlie Whitney, Vice President at Turner, said, “Strengthening the resilience of Battery Park City and surrounding areas through a world-class solution that addresses storm surges, rising sea levels, and the threat of climate change will have a profound, positive impact on this vibrant community and much of lower Manhattan.” 

Construction for the project will begin in spring 2023 and will be completed by 2028. 

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