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'Sound attenuating' hills rising at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 3 and its uplands can be seen in this photo of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo by Henrik Krogius

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Despite setbacks delivered by Mother Nature, construction is moving full speed ahead on building 20-30-foot sound attenuating hills at Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

At the Pier 3 “uplands,” crews are preparing for delivery of thousands of tons of fill for the first of the park’s hills. The surrounding area will feature landscaping, lawns and a granite terrace area.

Work on other areas of the still-developing park continues as well. The pier shed on Pier 2 is being refurbished for rain and sun protection; the pier will feature outdoor sports.  

By fall 2013, the upland area of the disintegrating Pier 4 will feature an accessible beach and boat launch for non-motorized water craft. A wave dampening system will be built to create a protected boating environment -- which will allow both novice and experienced boaters to paddle the East River, the Conservancy says.

December 3, 2012 - 6:14pm


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