Though early egg shaped digester (ESD) facilities were constructed of poured-in-place concrete, the difficulty and cost of forming the digesters’ complex shapes with that method finalized the Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to use steel as the primary material throughout the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility. Rather than attempt to hide the 110-foot-tall digester eggs, Polshek Partnership Architects clad the exotic forms in stainless steel and linked them with lighted steel and glass aerial walkways and turrets.
Location: 320 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY
Owner: NYC Department of Environmental Protection New York, NY
Architect: Polshek Partnership Architects New York, NY
Structural and Mechanical Engineers: Greeley Hansen New York, NY; Hazen and Sawyer New York, NY; Malcolm Pirnie New York, NY<br/>
Joint Contractors: AJ Pegno Oyster Bay, NY; Tully Construction Flushing, NY; Skanska USA Civil Whitestone, NY; Slattery Skanska New York, NY; Gottlieb Skanska Valley Stream, NY and Underpinning & Foundation Skanska Maspeth, NY; Picone/McCullagh JV Brooklyn, NY; and Perini Corporation Framingham, MA
Structural Steel Erector: Budco Enterprises Hauppauge, NY
Stainless Steel Cladding Fabricator: Overly Manufacturing Company Greensburg, PA