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materials from the far side of the parking deck to the con-

necting street.

Special caution also had to be given to transporting

equipment in order not to further damage areas of the

parking deck.

Extreme cold temperatures and wind also posed chal-

lenges, 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 un-

derside rib and floor repairs in smaller isolated phases that

were enclosed and heated.

High Profile Events Result in

Additional Scope

An additional complication but a significant rev-

enue earner then occurred. As the project pro-

gressed, Pier 40 was also used for many high pro-

file 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 broad-

cast service provider. This also resulted in extra

repair scope for the contractor that included

installing proper shoring underneath the park-

ing 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 al-

lowing for a diverse range of events and additional work to

take place safely throughout the process.

STRUCTURAL

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Before and after pictures of renovation

work at Pier 40, located in New York –

one of the largest parking facilities in

Manhattan.

STRUCTURAL in-

stalled hot applied

waterproofing on

precast planks and

a pitched concrete

topping.