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Thread: Floating Ferry Terminal at Battery Park City - by the Port Authority Engineering Dept

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    Sheesh, I never thought I'd see the day the barge arrived! Seems like Dubai didn't have skyscrapers when this thing was proposed.

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    looks much better than i would have thought

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    6/9/08, nearing completion


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    Downtown Express photo by Scot Surbeck
    Ferry terminal arrives

    A new ferry terminal floated into Battery Park City Saturday morning. The $50 million terminal at Vesey St. will have five ferry slips and a 22,000-square-foot waiting room, along with bathrooms and concession stands. The terminal won’t open until after Labor Day, so a temporary terminal with three slips will continue operating until then. The project was in the works even before 9/11. The bigger terminal will also accommodate the likely influx of commuters traveling to the Goldman Sachs headquarters and future World Trade Center office towers. The temporary terminal sees 7,400 trips each weekday. Saturday morning, three tugboats pulled the terminal across the harbor from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where it was assembled. Before the terminal opens, it must pass inspection by the Coast Guard, said Steve Coleman, Port Authority spokesperson. The Port Authority still has to install glass in the gangways, finish the floor, ticket booths and bathrooms and connect the utilities.


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    7400 trips a day?
    that must of been a misprint lol

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    Must be people-trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianac View Post
    The project was in the works even before 9/11.
    This wee thing?

    Says volumes about the state of can-do in recent America.

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    It's really a lot more than just a roof, even though that's mostly what you see. There are a lot more interior glass walls than I expected I'd see and they really pay off. The light pours through and the river views remian uninterrupted.

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    The new Ferry Terminal looks great from across the Hudson.

    This baby has loads of engineering throughout ...





















    bpc wfc

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    I hope this isn't the restroom vent.

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    As our dear friend Capn Birdseye no doubt would have told us, it appears that is the Blow Hole

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    I really like this, and thanks for the photos Lofter and the link Jason.

    I also like how it looks in Lower Manhattan skyline views.

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    Follow the green arrow to the Ferry, folks...no wait...go to the right...maybe. I dunno, you tell me. Love the attention to detail. This is the southside gangway. They appeared to get it right on the northside.

    Can't wait to see the collisions on the first day, which judging by the speed of work should be sometime spring 2013.

    Ijits.
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