Resting along Manhattan’s West Side in Hudson River Park is Pier 76, a 5.6-acre site that the state of New York acquired from New York City. The state wanted to transform the former tow pound operation into a large, public recreational space on the Hudson River.
The NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversaw a partial demolition of the former 245,000 sf impound facility at the pier and created interim public recreation features to include a walking area, outdoor flexible space, and benches where people can relax and enjoy the waterfront views.
About the Project
The scope for the project required environmental abatement, interior and exterior demolition of the existing tow pound building and envelope. LiRo provided the environmental remedial design that included lead and asbestos abatement. The plan also called for coating and remediating the existing steel structure that was intentionally left in place for its character and to provide shade for patrons.
LiRo also played a key part in the restoration of the existing structure by coating the steel, which was not included in the original contract scope, but helped meet the project milestone. LiRo managed the installment of another key feature on the Pier’s newly constructed plaza, a 73,000-pound propeller that once belonged to the SS United States passenger liner.
The project also entailed the installation of new asphalt paving, fences, screening, iron fences and gates, signs and interpretive signage, benches, bike racks, lights, flag poles, planters, shrubs, grasses and trees, and perimeter railings.