Riverside South is a $3 billion project on a 56-acre site along Manhattan’s Hudson River waterfront between 59th Street and 72nd Street. This multiple-use complex was planned to include 16 apartment buildings with a 5,700 residential units, retail space, and a 25-acre waterfront park.
MRCE performed a geotechnical subsurface investigation and designed the foundations for 14 buildings. Foundation design was particularly complex as the site is underlain with deep deposits of compressible clay which required improvement by pre-loading before street and park structures could be built. Project structures and new fill for Park development are constructed over the Amtrak and Metro-North railroads, adjacent to the elevated Miller Highway. Several years earlier MRCE designed concrete encasement of the elevated Miller Highway frame structure to extend its life and enable park construction below the highway.