Topographic Transformation

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 5, Pg. 56-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The ongoing renovation of Governors Island, in New York City’s harbor, included the construction of four artificial hills that provide spectacular views of the surrounding natural and man-made scenery. Rising as much as 70 ft above the island surface, the hills themselves have been carefully designed and engineered to remain stable even where their slopes are steepest.

Subject Headings: Islands | Topography | Renovation | Ports and harbors | Construction management | Slopes | New York | United States | North America

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