Trevcon Construction Co., Inc., working for Hunter Roberts Construction Group, was responsible for the demolition of South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 and new pier construction – which was developed by Howard Hughes Corporation. The project, located in the borough of Manhattan along the East River, is one of the latest projects along South Street in which Trevcon worked on and was completed in 13 months. Other projects include Slip 1, 2, 3, 7 at Whitehall, Esplanade A (Old Slip), Piers 11, 13, 14, 15, 35 and 36.
Work for the Pier 17 project included the demolition of all existing concrete piles, caps, plans and timber fender system and the construction of a new 133,651 square foot pier. The dual crane demolition was accompanied with the use of a concrete pile cutter, which cut the 1,578 concrete piles below the cap and at the mud line. The design for the new pier called for 846 wall steel pipe piles, each 24-inches by .5-inches and driven to 150T or 250T design capacity with various precast structures and topping slabs.