riverside reinforced concrete project

Riverside Project

EDC’s Reinforced Concrete Products for Waterline Square Buildings 1,3 & 4.

The transformation of an old Penn Central rail yard into the Riverside Center master-planned community of upscale, residential high-rises has taken two decades. EDC was pleased to assist with the final trio of buildings.

The structures, named Waterline Square, broke ground in 2015 and were built simultaneously. Their completion is scheduled for 2019.

EDC was selected to provide solutions for the cast in place concrete shoring and formwork requirements with its extensive inventory of frame shoring, post shores, Sonotubes and more. EDC also provided the Screen Saver perimeter protection system on building 3.

Inside, the condos and rental units have wide-open spaces free of interior columns. They also feature high-ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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leonard street shoring project

56 Leonard Street

EDC’s Specialty Shoring Systems Send the Jenga Building Skyward

The 56 Leonard Street building in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan stands out – and not just because it’s the tallest in the neighborhood. The building earned the nickname of “the Jenga building” because of its cantilevered balconies and upper story offset floors.

EDC began work as a structural shoring systems contractor on this project in 2008. Due to the recession, the project was tabled until 2012, and it was completed in 2017. The Jenga building is the 18th tallest in New York City.

Notable Features of 56 Leonard Street

The building boasts a 75-foot indoor pool and a back-up generator on the 9th and 10th floors. For this portion of the project, EDC’s concrete shoring equipment was especially crucial.

Other interesting aspects of this project include:

  • Massive, exposed concrete spiral staircase joining the 9th and 10th-floor resident amenities
  • Ceiling heights that range from 11 feet up to 19 feet

Design Elements

The staggered floors and balconies of the Jenga building were a popular topic when the project was originally proposed, and the building is a popular landmark. The proposed design had some naysayers who claimed the building was impossible because of logistical problems associated with the cantilevered balconies and offset stories.

Besides being unique in a city full of sleek, smooth skyscrapers, the Jenga building design has a practical function of providing more balcony privacy to residents. The balconies on each floor are in a different position than the previous floor, and no balcony looks up at another balcony, there being at least two floors between balconies.

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salt shed shoring project

Spring Street Salt Shed

EDC’s Reinforced Concrete Products Help Shape a NYC Salt Shed

EDC was chosen as reinforced concrete solutions contractor for a new NYC Department of Sanitation salt shed. The salt shed – which at 6,000 square feet is technically a warehouse – has an unusual exterior design for which EDC’s specialty concrete shoring systems were especially pertinent. The building, which has won (or been nominated for) a dozen architectural awards, was completed in 2015.

The building’s cast-in-place concrete was a natural selection (no pun intended) because of its resistance to salt corrosion. The shed is designed to hold 4,000 – 5,000 tons of salt piled at least 40 feet high. EDC’s reinforced concrete products were indispensable for working with building’s thick, outward-sloping walls.

Design Elements

Although it’s a massive structure – over 70 feet tall on the side facing the Hudson River in Manhattan – the salt shed is definitely not a nondescript government building. Tapering toward the bottom, the crystalline, faceted planes bring to mind a grain of salt.

Inside, the lower portion of the interior walls are lined with steel plating to protects the interior concrete from truck damage. The building is especially lovely outside at night with architectural uplighting that emphasizes its striking façade.

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