PROJECT OVERVIEW

“Coney Island” 

(Van Morrison)

CONEY ISLAND DEVELOPMENT

FAST TRACK CONEY ISLAND PILES

The Coney Island Development is part of New York City’s ongoing efforts to revitalize neighborhoods and provide affordable housing for the formerly homeless and very low to moderate income households. The first phase of the three-phase project is located on an entire city block near the famous Luna Park amusement park and the site of Nathan’s 4th of July hot dog eating contest. The new building, designed to be resilient for future storms, is approximately 88,500 sq. ft. and will consist of two 16-story towers above a 7-story podium. GEODesign conducted a subsurface investigation program to provide sound and solid geotechnical recommendations. However, the complex subsurface conditions presented a challenging geotechnical design, which required outside of the box thinking and creativity to meet the project’s demanding schedule.

CONEY ISLAND DEVELOPMENT

The subsurface investigation, which included the performance of 28 test borings extending to depths of at least 150 feet, uncovered complex subsurface conditions. The major concern were two relatively deep soft clay strata. Considering this, several foundation types were evaluated to determine feasibility and cost effectiveness. The project was on a fast track schedule and supporting the new building on piles was selected. GEODesign provided construction support including overseeing the test pile program, installation of driven and drilled piles and addressing unforeseen conditions.

The Solutions Unearthed

Client: L&M Development Partners

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