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    Well, it's not the barge, but there's a barge at the dock.


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    June 6, 2008 New Ferry Terminal Floats to BPC

    The new terminal will open to the public after Labor Day 2008 A new ferry terminal barge is floating to Battery Park City this weekend. Located at Vesey Street just north of North Cove, the barge is expected to dock on Saturday morning, when Port Authority crews will begin final construction through the summer. Docking, installation, and construction work requires the closure of the existing terminal, as well as periodic closures of the Battery Park City esplanade on June 7th. Contact NY Waterway at (800) 53-FERRY or visit www.nywaterway.com for travel alternatives.
    The 32,000-square-foot barge was built in Texas and outfitted in Brooklyn. It replaces the existing terminal, bringing five slips, seating, concessions, and other amenities for Hudson River commuters. The new terminal will open to the public after Labor Day 2008.


    From: Lowermanhattan.info

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    Rode my bike by the new terminal last night. It's larger than what I expected but it looked very nicely done.

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    I was going to head down there to take some pics, but ...

    TOO DAMNED HOT

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    I was out at 7:30AM. Much cooler at 85. Just long enough to snap a few, and go home to change clothes.



    It's been so long, almost anti-climatic now.

    They said it would have low impact on river views; and it does. Almost disappears from some spots. And it is big. Five slips.

    Anyway, a big improvement over the Moby Dick barge to the north.

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    Zip: I had a feeling you'd cover this

    Looks good. I like the way it's set between the trees along the bulkhead.

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    So ... it's mostly a roof.

    What did they do with the previous building that was here?

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    The old terminal is still there - its about 300' further upstream. This new one won't be operational until end of summer, at which point they will take the old terminal 'further upstream' but they haven't said exactly where.

    This looks heavy close up, but that may be because there is a lot of construction plywood etc on deck. Perhaps when it is fully set up it will look better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    So ... it's mostly a roof.
    Pretty much. Hard to tell, but the tops of the glass walls look unfinished. They still have to attach the two gangways to the shore. They'll be enclosed in glass on the sides and top.

    What did they do with the previous building that was here?
    Good question. It's not the temporary terminal to the north. That was brought in and set up while the old terminal was still operational.

    The original was meant to be permanent; it was just too small.

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    It looks indonesian ... peaceful.

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    Ablarc is right. Polynesian !

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    Definitely some kind of "esian."

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    but methinks not this one

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    ^ LOL !! I never made that connection!

    Good eye for orthographic patterns.

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