Battery Park City Ferry Terminal
August 12, 2008 - 10:35am — mmase
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey contracted McLaren to provide structural and marine engineering services for the design of a permanent floating ferry terminal, which will provide the facility a minimum 25-year life. The facility is the largest of its kind in the United States, encompassing more than ¾ acres of floating structure. The Battery Park City Ferry Terminal was originally constructed in 1989 to provide ferry service between Hoboken and Battery Park City. It was a temporary structure consisting of a floating landing terminal and appurtenances.
McLaren’s services under this contract involved preparation of Stage I – Schematic Design Documents, Stage II – Preliminary Design Documents, Stage III – Detailed Design Documents, and Stage IV – Construction Administration. The floating terminal structure consists of a mono-hull main terminal; two anchorage towers anchored to bedrock, 75 feet below the water; and pedestrian walkways connecting to the Battery Park City Esplanade. McLaren was also responsible for the design of ADA-compliant access ramps to the ferries, fendering, staging, and constructability.
Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Ferry Terminal Design