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.
PTFE TENSILE STRUCTURE
Hudson River, New Jersey, USA
1,200M2 / 1,2916FT2
PTFE - SHEERFILL V
FTL Design Studio
Weather protection with a view for New York and New Jersey commuters
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