New York, NY
Governors Island is the site of future educational, non-profit and commercial facilities, as well as world-class open space in the New York Harbor. For almost two centuries, Governors Island was a military base; the Coast Guard closed the Island in 1996. New York’s leaders recognized the island’s potential, and in 2003 the federal government sold most of the island to the people of New York for $1.
WB is working with Turner Construction and the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corp. (GIPEC) to renovate the island’s existing infrastructure and prepare for future development. Presently, WB is responsible for analyzing the state of stormwater, and utility systems, providing economically feasible solutions to identified problems, preparing contract documents and specifications, as well as overseeing the installation of proposed plans through the construction phase. In doing so, WB is coordinating with GIPEC, Turner Construction, and other outside engineering consultants to overhaul the outdated drainage system which conveys runoff from the interior of the island via 32,000 LF of piping to the degraded seawall and into the harbor. In addition, WB is designing utility improvements related to the water mains on the island which have reached the end of the anticipated service life and will be replaced in their entirety to meet current NYCDEP standards. WB is also determining the condition of the existing 25,000 LF sanitary sewers and resolving instances of damaged pipeline.
WB is also evaluating existing HVAC systems in several public buildings for future upgrades. The design includes submetering systems for water and natural gas in all buildings on-site where none previously existed. This multi-year engagement encompasses the entire 172-acre island which is about 22 city-blocks long from tip to tip. The northern 92 acres of the Island are the Historic District; the southern 80 acres are non-historic and are undergoing major demolition work in preparation for redevelopment.
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