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Battery Park Resilience Project Wins Award from ASCE

Jul 20, 2023

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Section selected the Battery Park City Ball Fields & Community Center Resiliency Project as the recipient for the 2022-23 Sustainability Project of the Year Award.

On behalf of the Battery Park City Authority, STV investigated various designs and alignments for floodwalls, deployable barriers, and flood gate protection systems for their ballfields and Asphalt Green Community Center in Lower Manhattan which sustained substantial damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Construction was completed last year, and the project was honored for its “technical design, resiliency, sustainable aspects of adaptive reuse and successful construction,” according to ASCE Metropolitan Section’s selection committee.

“A crucial way for STV to make communities better is to help make them more resilient against the impacts of flooding and other natural disasters,” said Breanna Gribble, CHMM, ENV SP, WEDG, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, director of resilience in STV’s Centers of Excellence. “The Battery Park City Ball Fields and Community Center program demonstrates our ability to work as part of a larger team to help provide sustainable and resilient solutions that allow vital pieces of public infrastructure to serve communities for generations to come.”