Base of bridge tower

Located is at the base of the New York Tower of the George Washington Bridge along the Hudson River in Fort Washington Park, the project scope was to review and propose design options for improving security for the tower base.  Our work included coordination with the design team engineers, architects and landscape architects to verify existing conditions, propose site and security improvements, and prepare contract drawings. Original improvements proposed included a series of security bollards screened by a large planting area. After presentation to the NYC Public Design Commission, the design was modified to a granite block crescent-shaped seating wall. Other elements included steel guard rail, fencing, pathway modification, boulders, plant material and gates.

B. Thayer Associates completed construction observation and construction support services which included shop drawing and material review, product data review and the generation of sketches for field conditions. Design concepts were prepared for review by the Authority, NYC DOT, NYC Police Department and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Presentation boards were prepared for review by NYC Public Design Commission and local Community Boards. This project was completed on time and within budget.

Base of bridge tower

George Washington Bridge Security Landscape

Location: New York, NY

Client: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey