The Hillier Group, New York, NY
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
New 63,500 SF recreational facility for 3,000 students.
Because of adjacent landmark buildings and in order to maintain height restrictions mandated by the Master Plan, the 3 story facility was built into a mountainside of the Palisades. Installation of the foundation required the excavation of 15,000 cubic yards of hard rock. The team conducted extensive boring reports and open-pit investigations and found that a mechanical method of loosening the rock was a viable alternative to blasting, thus saving the client over $1 million.