Contractors Break Through Manhattan Bridge Bulwark for Forsyth Street Plaza 

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 at 5:10 am by
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The Forsyth Street Plaza entered its first phase of development around this time last week, Tuesday being the official kickoff. Construction site regulars like traffic barriers, backhoes, and other sundries are now in place for the interim.

Step one, the steps…

Indeed, the first order of business is punching passage through the massive masonry at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. This is the key piece of the plan – amenity access. The stairwell connects the pocket park atop the buttress with the sidewalk below on Forsyth.

As previously mentioned, the $3.5 million capital works project will remain an eyesore for the next year. Initial projection from the Department of Design and Construction is completion in spring 2016. Mmmhmm. If the lead-up to this is any indication, we foresee construction extending well beyond this rosy prediction.

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