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DEP Reactivates Shandaken Tunnel to Supplement Natural Flow in Esopus Creek

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) temporarily halted some of its work at the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Chamber because of dry weather, which required the city to reactivate the 18-mile-long tunnel that supplements the natural flow of water in the Esopus Creek.

USACE Completes Emergency Rehab of Gilgo Feeder Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announced completion of the emergency restoration of the Atlantic Ocean’s Gilgo Feeder Beach in the Town of Babylon, Long Island, to restore coastal storm risk reduction measures that reduce the risk of barrier island breaches and protect critical infrastructure.

Stantec expands New York City water sector capabilities

Stantec welcomed three strategic hires in water/wastewater engineering, hydraulic modeling, tunneling, and combined sewer overflow (CSO) storage and conveyance to its growing Tri-State Water practice in response to rising priorities in the local market.

Gannett Fleming’s N.J. Turnpike Project Wins Grand Honor Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACECNJ) presented Gannett Fleming with the Grand Honor Award for the New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A Improvements during the 2019 Excellence in Engineering Awards Banquet.

The Architectural Team offers new ideas in waterfront development, design, and resiliency

As a leader of The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT), Michael Liu, AIA, NCARB, draws on context-based research as well as global models to respond to rising sea levels, to foster revitalization, and to encourage a new mix of resilient and sustainable land uses.

Interdisciplinary team seeks community-based solutions to flooding

Lisa Iulo, associate professor of architecture and director of the Hamer Center for Community Design in the Stuckeman School at Penn State, is the lead researcher on an interdisciplinary team that has received funding from Penn State to develop community-based solutions to river flooding in Pennsylvania under the University’s strategic plan seed grant program.

Resiliency Plan Announced to Protect Lower Manhattan From Climate Change

A study that determined New York City's comprehensive strategy for the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) project evaluated dozens of adaptation measures and identified a set of strategies to build resilience in Lower Manhattan.

Hudson Yards staircase opens to the public

Hudson Yards’ climbable staircase, temporarily known as Vessel, opened to the public on Friday, March 15. The 150-foo-tall structure is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings.
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EarthCam Premieres Construction Time-Lapse Movie of Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards in New York City officially opened to the public on March 15. To celebrate this milestone, EarthCam premiered its 4K construction time-lapse movie for the massive development.
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