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Columbus Circle Reconstruction

Underused and deteriorated for decades, Columbus Circle is now a safe and beautiful pedestrian destination

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    New York City, New York

Reconstructing Columbus Circle to suit city needs and pay homage

The reconstruction of Columbus Circle has improved the flow of vehicular traffic and the safety of pedestrian movement throughout the neighborhood. New pedestrian access provides safe passage to the island, with the historic Columbus monument at its center, concentric rings buffering the traffic, and a series of fountains, paving, benches, and lights. On the outer perimeter, a ring of raised stone cobbles cleverly holds street lighting, signals, signage, etc., keeping the inner pedestrian area uncluttered. Particularly difficult was relocating 12 and 20 inch water mains, storm and sanitary sewers, steam mains, and electric and telephone facilities, all while working above the IRT and IND subway tunnels and a myriad of utilities snaking above or around them.

Maintenance and protection of traffic and construction staging plans for the street, utility, plaza and landscape amenities were extremely important, and were designed to minimize traffic diversions that would have affected local communities.

At a Glance

Offices
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ACEC, New York Chapter Award - 2006 Engineering Excellence Awards, Diamond
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New York American Society of Landscape Architects Award - Professional Awards, 2006 Awards of Honor
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New York Construction News Award - Best of 2005 Awards, Project of the Year, Overall Winner
Meet Our Team

Brian O’Donnell , Vice President

My goal is to deliver a successful and well received project by balancing project objectives, client expectations, and agency requirements.

Brian O’Donnell

Vice President

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