• Last week, AECOM architecture and Dewberry design firms were selected by the Economic Development Corp. to strategize flood damage alleviation and boost the waterfront appeal between Montgomery and Harrison Streets.
  • The project is due to start in 2017 and complete in 2022, but officials aren’t sure where the rest of the $300 million minimum needed to complete the project will originate.
  • Aside from shielding the urban landscape, The Big U plans to deliver communal and ecological designs to improve the outdoor facilities systems in the area simultaneously.
  • Specific plans for phase two of the coastal resiliency measures being set forth by AECOM and Dewberry have yet to be released.

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In new efforts to get the Big U project off the ground, the NY Economic Development Corporation called on additional teams to engineer a system that will protect lower Manhattan’s waterfront from flood damage. Last week, AECOM architecture and Dewberry design firms were selected by the Economic Development Corp. to strategize flood damage alleviation and boost the waterfront appeal between Montgomery and Harrison Streets.The 3.5-mile stretch between the Lower East Side and Tribeca is formally known as the Lower Manhattan Protect and Connect project. This and other components make up the larger Big U project, which New York Senator Chuck Schumer recently announced had received federal funding to move forward.The entire project has secured $600 million in funding, $176 million ...