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140 West

140 West sits alongside Tower 1 (aka the Freedom Tower) at World Trade Center.

140 West

Verizon moved quickly to avoid a repetitive loss scenario facing the potential of future large-scale storms inundating New York City, and lower Manhattan in particular.

140 West

The flood wall system completely surrounds 140 West on all four sides, about 1000' linear feet.. The typical height is about 9'. The diagonal members are wind struts that keep the wall in place during erection.

140 West

The planks weigh about 5' per foot, which is an easily managed weight for two workers stacking a flood panel into place.

140 West

Due to the variations in the building and sidewalk conditions, each flood panel was of a varying width. These variable conditions created a difficult, but ultimately manageable, engineering and design challenge.

140 West

Unlike a typical installation of the Invisible Flood Control Wall, the project at 140 West demanded a free-standing design. The wall is not anchored into a foundation. Rather, massive steel beams on the top and bottom of the flood wall posts weight the system into place.

140 West

From the dry side of the installation, the lower weight beam is visible. Additionally, it can be seen that the system struts off of the building itself. A project for a *permanent* system is currently underway that will anchor the posts to a concrete haunch in the sidewalk, eliminating the need for the weight beams.

140 West

The fire siamese connections were another challenge. Flood Control America fabricated a special stoplog that was able to pass temporary water lines though to the front. This is the dry side view.

140 West

This is a wet side view of one of the several siamese connections.

140 West

Customized crossover ladders were fabricated to allow egress to the building while the floodwall is mobilized.

Project Name: 140 West Street, New York, NY

Project Type: Perimeter Wall

Project Description: In the wake of massive flooding following Hurricane Sandy, FCA manufactured a free-standing flood wall to enclose the Verizon Building at 140 West.