Battery Park City Pier A – New York, New York

Battery Park City Pier A – New York, New York

Client: Battery Park City Authority

Laland Baptiste provided Assistant Project Management and Office Engineering services for a major renovation of the Battery Park’s City Pier A. Pier A is a historic, three-story, 39,000 square-foot pier structure. The Pier A building, which was constructed in 1886, was formerly used by the New York Harbor Police. The three-story 28,000-square-foot building underwent a major makeover to be transformed into the Pier A Harbor House. The Harbor House comprises bars, restaurants, a catering hall, a visitor’s center, and a coffeehouse. This project included installation of a copper roof and preparation for candidacy for LEED Silver certification.

Laland Baptiste provided the project manager as well as an office engineer, skilled in managing field crews, both of which were important to the success of this project. Nearing the project’s completion, portions of work were damaged by Super Storm Sandy. With a full understanding of the project and without missing a beat, we were able to assist the Owner, CM, Design Team, and the contractors to mobilize temporary power, assemble a clean-up crew, and reestablish a project schedule that resulted in an award-winning project. Working under a Wicks Law contract (which requires that government agencies directly hire four separate contractors for general construction, plumbing, electrical work, and heating and ventilation) always has its challenges. We overcame those challenges through open, effective communication that included additional coordination meetings.