Topographic Transformation
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....

Over Open Water
Because of environmental considerations, construction of the wharf for the new Paulsboro Marine Terminal, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, could not cause the loss of in-water or intertidal habitat at the site....

Fast Forward: Around the Bend
An architecture firm envisions an inverted U-shaped tower in New York City that would outstrip the height of current megatall structures and replace it with length....

The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet, By Henry Fountain. New York: Crown, 2017

Parallel Line
The Manahawkin Bay Bridge carries Route 72 from the mainland of Ocean County, New Jersey, to the seaside destination of Long Beach Island. Since the route is the only vehicular link to the island, the...

Section of Brooklyn Waterfront Converted to Electric Car Race Course

Fast Forward: Towering Views
A proposed observation tower for New York City’s Central Park would comprise the world’s tallest temporary wooden structure and include a wind-powered system to filter water from the reservoir it would...

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, By Jeff Goodell. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017

Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park, Edited by Christoph Lindner and Brian Rosa. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2017

New York City Adds Constructed Wetland to Staten Island’s Bluebelt System

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, By Tim Harford. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017

The 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquake Sequence
Impetus for Rethinking the Way We Evaluate and Mitigate Liquefaction
Liquefaction is a common cause of ground failure during earthquakes and is directly responsible for tremendous damage to infrastructure. Evidence of the impact of liquefaction includes failure of bridge...

Extreme Makeover
Interchange Gets Ground Improvement Facelift
As part of the massive, $159.9 million Interchange 14A Improvement Project in the cities of Bayonne and Jersey City, NJ, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) is realigning 12 ramps and roadways and...

Applying Scanning Technology to Tunnel Inspections: Leveraging Technology to Reduce the Public Agita
A large number of transit and vehicular tunnels in the New York Metropolitan area were inundated by the tidal surge caused by Super Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The storm created major...

Support of Excavation Challenges and Solutions at a Manhattan Excavation Site
This article discusses the challenges and alternate solutions encountered in 2012 during support of excavation operations at a medical center project site in Manhattan, NY. The project...

Post-Hurricane Gustav Reconnaissance of the New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System

Mapping Aquifer Zones Based on Microbial Ecology and Geochemistry in a Landfill Leachate Plume with a Self Organizing Map
We implemented a self-organizing map to delineate aqueous geochemistry and microbial ecology in landfill leachate. In subsurface ecosystems microorganisms mitigate a myriad of chemical...

Innovative Methods Used in the Design and Construction of the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge
On September 25, 2002, Notice-to-Proceed for a Design/Build Agreement was issued by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), directing Tacoma Narrows Constructors (TNC)...

Non-Destructive Strength Evaluation of a Continuous, Reinforced Concrete Slab Bridge
In the state of New Mexico, a significant number of reinforced concrete slab (RCS) bridges provide service on interstate highways I-10, I-25, and I-40 that are subjected to large amounts...

Construction Begins on New York's 2nd Avenue Subway

 

 

 

 

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