The team around the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project in New York is growing. CH2M, a consulting firm in Colorado, USA, is chosen by New York’s City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to support upcoming design activities in the development, approval and implementation phases.
The East Side Coastal Resiliency project is a result of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. After this disastrous flooding, higher demands were voiced to increase flood protection and resiliency. Thus, as a mitigation measure, this integrated coastal protection system is intended to protect against future floods. Additionally, the project should be accompanied by a fundamental redesign of the waterfront with open access and offer additional recreational spaces for everybody.
Construction start for the East Side Coast Resiliency Project is planned for late 2017
CH2M’s Project Manager Jonathan Goldstick states: “Our engineers have been working on the City’s waterfront for more than 35 years and have extensive experience addressing sea level rise and climate adaptation. We’re looking forward to partnering with the DDC to integrate flood protection into the community fabric of Manhattan.”