Piers 88, 90 and 92 in Manhattan. Courtesy Wikimedia (left) and Bermello Ajamil & Partners (right).

New York Cruise Terminal



Piers 88, 90 and 92 located on the West Side of Manhattan once served the bustling cruise and freight shipping port of NYC. The piers currently afford opportunities for commercial reuse for conventions, trade shows and the entertainment industry.

Thornton Tomasetti provided various architectural, structural engineering and MEP engineering services. The project included the evaluation of the fire-resistant requirements of the buildings’ structure, a detailed assessment of marine terminal operational practices, the incorporation of an elevator into an existing empty shaft, the modification of an existing penthouse as necessary, the inclusion of a new luggage hoist from street to passenger level, the replacement of three existing escalators, the removal of partitions within a mezzanine storage area and between the storage and passenger area, the development and implementation of remedial solutions to the challenging New York City Department of Buildings code-related issues, and development of other required upgrades.

Thornton Tomasetti also evaluated the life safety and egress requirements and the addition of stairs to accommodate exit from the second floor. To conform to the established emergency egress plan, the project team also upgraded the architectural components relating to the egress pass, such as doors and signage.

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