PROJECT OVERVIEW

“I Found My Thrill On Blueberry Hill”

(Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino | Songwriters: Al Lewis, Larry Stock & Vincent Rose)

 

GOVERNORS ISLAND – THE HILLS PROJECT

CREATING A PARK WITH ENGINEERED FILL

“The Hills” is one of New York City’s newest green spaces. The park includes landscaped forms up to 70 feet in height that provide a public park amenity with elevated views and dramatic vistas of New York Harbor, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey shorelines and the Statue of Liberty. Governors Island was a former military base and has transformed into a scenic landmark. The design of The Hills integrates a combination of recycled building debris, clean fill, lightweight fill, and mechanically stabilized earth to create the tall land features and reduce ground loading.

GOVERNORS ISLAND – THE HILLS PROJECT

We provided an on-board geotechnical peer review of design for a series of earth hills to be constructed on filled portions of Governors Island in New York Harbor. Our peer review focused upon critical review of slope stability, ground improvement, load reduction and constructability.

The Solutions Unearthed

Client: The LiRo Group

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