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Change the Course Symposium: The Future of NYC Waterfront Construction

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Photo credit: David Kenny via Flickr

By Grace Cheung, Senior Marketing Manager

We’re all familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. What’s lesser known is that around 20 years ago, the famous tower – dating back to the 1100s – was on the brink of collapse. To reinforce the structure, engineers had to come up with an ingenious solution. By placing lead weights on one side of the tower and removing tons of soil underneath the building, opposite its lean, the tower...

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Waterfront

Winners of Change the Course: NYC Waterfront Construction Competition

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D-Shape's "Digital Concrete" 3D printing concept won the grand prize of $50,000. Photo credit: Trista Sordillo/NYCEDC

Congratulations to the winners of Change the Course – The NYC Waterfront Construction Competition, which is designed to provide innovative and cost-saving solutions for completing marine construction projects and maintaining waterfront infrastructure in New York City. Three winners, D-Shape, Andrew Rella and John Sheridan of The Sheridan Corporation, will be awarded a total of $90,000 for their selected ideas. The concepts will be presented to New York City agency...

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Change the Course Symposium

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Change the Course

NYCEDC and Hudson River Park Trust asked for innovative concepts on how to change the course of waterfront construction and help build and maintain waterfront infrastructure in a more cost effective and sustainable manner. Meet the competition winners and hear their creative ideas for Changing the Course of building and maintaining our waterfront! Presentations will be followed by Q&A and Networking session.

This event, which will be held at the National Museum of the American Indian New York in Lower Manhattan, is free to attend.

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Waterfront

Port of the Year 2012: Why NYC?

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NYCruise

NYCruise recently won the prestigious “Port of the Year” Award at this year’s Seatrade Med Cruise Convention in Marseille, France for New York City's world-class ship terminals. So why does NYC deserve to be called Port of the Year? The honor reflects the more than $255 million NYCruise invested over the last five years in renovations to its terminals, transforming New York City into one of the premier cruising ports in the world. The improvements have proven to be successful and here are the top 10 reasons why NYCruise can...

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Change the Course of Waterfront Construction!

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Change the Course

NYCEDC in collaboration with the Hudson River Park Trust is seeking proposals that will change the course of waterfront construction and help the City of New York build and maintain waterfront infrastructure in a more cost effective and sustainable manner.

  • Win a cash prize of up to $50,000
  • Present your ideas to an exclusive field of New York City agency representatives and maritime construction professionals
  • Potentially incorporate your ideas into future NYCEDC waterfront projects

Competition Overview


Nearly half of NYC’s 565 miles of shoreline is owned by the...

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Water, Water Everywhere

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New York City Waterfront

NYCEDC is making waves in New York City with the Waterfront Vision and Enhancement Strategy (WAVES), a citywide strategy launched by Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn that lays out a sustainable blueprint for the City’s more than 500 miles of shoreline. WAVES has two core components: Vision 2020: The New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, released a year ago, which established long-term goals for the next...

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Waterfront, Maritime

City of Water Day: A Beer Bottle’s Journey

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On Saturday, July 16th, about 15,000 people attended the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s 4th annual City of Water Day Festival. City of Water Day is a free event that celebrates the magnificent waterways surrounding New York City, educating the public about the waterfront’s potential to be a vibrant and diverse place to live, work and play—in essence, a celebration of the City’s “sixth borough.”

NYCEDC participated by demonstrating the life-cycle of how one of New York City’s most important imported goods—beer—travels by water from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to neighborhood grocery stores and restaurants through the City’s Red Hook...

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Green, Waterfront

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