McLaren Engineering Group designed 14 new ferry landings and renovated four additional ferry landings, for the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) initiative to expand its NYC Ferry service. The unified ferry system connects Manhattan with Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and in 2021 Staten Island – creating an affordable, efficient way to link city residents and commuters by water.
McLaren’s scope of work included design, planning, coordination, permitting, procurement and construction administration. New landings include Astoria, Atlantic Ave / Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island Creek, Corlears Hook / Grand St, East 90th St, Long Island City North, Red Hook / Atlantic Basin, Rockaway, Roosevelt Island, Soundview, Staten Island, Stuyvesant Cove / East 20th St and Throgs Neck. Renovated landings include 34th Street, Fulton Landing / Dumbo, Pier 11 and S. Williamsburg / Schaefer Landing.
McLaren’s extensive experience designing ferry landings enabled the firm to quickly design safe, efficient landings that link the city’s boroughs. The McLaren engineering team designed and implemented a floating landing concept, containing a barge that rises and falls with the tides, to accommodate vessels of varying freeboards. Designed for resiliency and to be compliant with Local Law 68 (passenger accessibility), the barges are easy to maintain and removable.
This project was awarded the Engineering Excellence Platinum Award in Category H: Transportation by the ACEC New York in 2020.