|Peck Slip is in the Seaport Historic District |
As part of its plan to improve and update downtown's infrastructure, the city Department of Design and Construction (DDC) launched the capital reconstruction of Peck Slip in July 2011. The work is rebuilding the wide cobblestone street between Water and South Streets, replacing the water main and other vital utilities, including electric, gas, steam, sewer, and telecommunications, and rebuilding the roadway, curbs and sidewalks. The restoration will repave the Seaport landmark-district street with granite cobblestone, install pedestrian ramps at corner crosswalks, and replace traffic signals and lightpoles.
Work began at the northwest corner of Peck Slip and Pearl Street, and will progress south and eastward, including Water and Dover Streets. Crews also have rebuilt Beekman Street from South to Front.
The entire reconstruction project is expected to take four and a half years, through approximately winter 2016. Together with the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, the DDC also will host periodic community stakeholder meetings.
Following the street reconstruction, the city Department of Parks & Recreation will build the new Peck Slip Park in the median between South and Water Streets. The parks design will complement the South Street Seaport districts maritime history with several features evocative of the original Pearl Street water line and tall-ship docking at the site two centuries ago.
To view the city DDCs Peck Slip Reconstruction PDF presentation from July 2011, click here.
Click here for a tour of the rebuilding projects taking place in Lower Manhattan.
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