CH#089 - Pier A – New York Harbor



Pier A – New York Harbor
New York City, NY




The Challenge:

The pier is undergoing a 28 million-dollar restoration. This building was built 110 years ago and was known as the Port and Terminals Building. It was turned over to the New York City Fire Department where the Marine Fire Department maintained headquarters. Later, it was vacant for 25 years. During major restoration, workers are trying to preserve the original surfaces as much as possible. The monies for this historical restoration are being provided by federal, state and city grants. It will become a center for retail stores and restaurants.


Benefits Desired:

  • Class A Fire Rating
  • No Surface Preparation
  • Long Term Solution
  • Cost Effective
  • No Generation of Hazardous Waste
  • Custom Colors



A GLOBAL Encasement System was Designed and Approved by The State Historic Preservation Association and Applied. GE-272 Polyester Reinforcement Fabricand 100% Acrylic Caulk were Used to Replicate and Repair Badly Damaged Areas. PrepLESS Primer Locked Down the Loose and Flaking Lead-Based Paint and Finally LeadLockTopCoat to Offer a Long-Lasting High Abuse- and Impact-Resistant Finish. All desired benefits were met or exceeded.