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Client: Studio V

Owner: ML Estates

Project Value: TDB

Contract Duration: Current

Services Provided: Cost Management, Cost Estimating


Brooklyn Rail

New York, NY

The Brooklyn Rail Project involves the development of multiple mixed use commercial/residential buildings above an active freight-rail line. The development has many challenges beyond the typical construction project:

  • Multiple Stake Holders:
  • MTA-LIRR Freight Services
  • Buckeye Pipeline (Backup Jet Fuel line to JFK airport) NYCDOT
  • Existing surrounding properties adjacent to railway Atypical design:
  • Buildings will be situated on composite concrete/steel plate floating above the rail/freight line supported on
  • multiple steel friction piles bearing on rock all throughout the alignment
  • Multiple at grade/street intersections requiring a complete change to, and rebuild/regrade of NYCDOT and other existing adjacent properties
  • Tight working conditions between various stakeholders properties