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WEEHAWKEN FERRY TERMINAL


THE CHALLENGE – PROVIDE SHELTER BUT PRESERVE THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW

The Weehawken Ferry Terminal on the Hudson River in New Jersey is a major transportation hub for passengers to and from Manhattan. It’s the result of a multimillion dollar upgrade to make ferry services user-friendly, comfortable and attractive to commuters. For this project, the challenge was to create an architecturally pleasing sheltered transit area without obscuring the magnificent Manhattan skyline view. Just as important was the need to minimize traveller disruption during construction.

OUR SOLUTION – PRE-MANUFACTURED VAULTED STRUCTURES

Our design comprised a series of vaulted, arched tensioned membrane structures that provide shelter without obstructing the view. To speed installation, most of the construction work was completed offsite. At no point was it necessary to close the ferry terminal.



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PTFE TENSILE STRUCTURE

COMPLETED IN 2005

LOCATION
Hudson River, New Jersey, USA

FABRIC AREA
1,200M2 / 1,2916FT2

FABRIC TYPE
PTFE - SHEERFILL V

ARCHITECT FTL Studio / MTA

Weather protection with a view for New York and New Jersey commuters

LOCATIONS

Americas

APPLICATIONS

Municipal & NGO , Transit

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