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WTC Oculus

Client
Skanska Koch

Project Type
Transportation Hub

Location
Manhattan, New York

Years
2012-2015

Description

One of New York City’s most iconic projects, the World Trade Center Oculus is as visually striking as it is functional, serving as a transportation hub and high-end shopping mall in the heart of lower Manhattan. In 2012, Skanska Koch was awarded a $204 million contract to fabricate and erect 1,000 tons of structural steel consisting of portals, arches, and rafters that combine to give the Calatrava-designed Oculus its unique shape. This structure serves as the main access point to the PATH commuter train at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub as well as subway lines, a critical link between lower Manhattan and New Jersey serving 200,000 commuters daily.

Scope

AEIS applied welding and non-destructive testing (NDT) expertise on this project. Our team anticipated non-conformances while coordinating day-to-day activities with project personnel. AEIS determined the quality and compliance of project materials and activities in reference to approved specifications, standards, and codes. This in turn, enhanced project-owner confidence in the long-term structural integrity and safety of the WTC Oculus. 

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