Parking Deck Repairs at New York’s Pier 40 - continued
Special caution also had to be given to transporting equipment in order not to further damage areas of the parking deck.
STRUCTURAL installed hot applied waterproofing on precast planks and a pitched concrete topping.
Extreme cold temperatures and wind also posed challenges, but the successful pre-planning done by the team allowed for productive work to continue on throughout the winter. To combat the elements, crews worked on underside rib and floor repairs in smaller isolated phases that were enclosed and heated.
Finished and before pictures (move cursor over picture) of renovation work at Pier 40, located in New York – one of the largest parking facilities in Manhattan.
An additional complication but a significant revenue earner then occurred. As the project progressed, Pier 40 was also used for many high profile events, such as for a scene in a Hollywood action film.
The scene needed to be shot within a two week time-frame. This meant that STRUCTURAL had to move its work trailer off the set, create a debris pile to be used in the scene, and shore the roof area where a catapult mechanism was to be installed.
When Super Bowl XLVIII was held at nearby MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey, Pier 40 was the site of a Super Bowl event held by a national broadcast service provider. This also resulted in extra repair scope for the contractor that included installing proper shoring underneath the parking deck where heavy equipment was being stored for the event.
Project Moving Forward
Phase 2 at Pier 40 included over 95,000 sq.feet (8,800 m²) of restoration throughout the parking deck area and a total of 1,800 yd³ (1,376 m³) of concrete to pour the topping slab. The project was completed on schedule while still allowing for a diverse range of events and additional work to take place safely throughout the process.