This ambitious project consisted of bulkhead reconstruction and development of a new park, bikeway and esplanade along the Harlem River. The waterfront design was a complex system of tidal pools constructed above and below water of steel pipe piles and gabion baskets. The project required significant use of cofferdams to dewater the work area.
The new bulkhead required partial reconnection of the existing tie-back system, new wales and concrete caps. Portions of the existing bulkhead were replaced with riprap revetments, which incorporated granite step-downs for public access to the water, and some sections of the existing concrete and granite block seawall were rehabilitated and fitted with new fender systems. The project also included a comprehensive upland park reconstruction, including installation of utilities, retaining walls, grading, paving, and landscaping. Since its opening, the new park has drawn accolades from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, political leaders, and the general public.