West 59th Street Marine Transfer Station


Originally constructed in the 1930s and re-designed in 1984, this Marine Transfer Station replaced a 19th-century MTS whose historic facade was reconstructed as the entrance gateway to the new facility. In keeping with the industrial vernacular of the New York waterfront, the exposed steel structure is clad in metal panels and large areas of translucent fiberglass windows walls allow natural lighting. At night neon lights by artist Steven Antonakos outline the primary facade and a row of windows facing north and create a landmark for motorists entering Midtown. Currently, the Project Team is performing a facility condition evaluation of the substructure and superstructure, as well as a detailed architectural, mechanical, electrical, and HVAC assessments. As a result, recommendations have been made for refurbishing the facility including intersection traffic safety improvements for the Hudson River Park bikeway, dust containment measures, new barge slip doors and high-speed doors for the truck ramp, an enhanced dust suppression system, and upgrades to the mechanical system. When completed the refurbished station will meet current standards for industrial environmental quality.

Renovation, ca 2010
Constructed, ca 1988


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