Because the pavilion sits atop a new underground passageway, existing train tunnel relieving platform
and a former pedestrian bridge pile cap, Thornton Tomasetti's engineers had to focus on just two points of contact for the columns underground.
Vessel landings can take place at a low-level relieving platform
on its northern face.
The project also involved reconstruction of a 400-ft section of the relieving platform
supporting the roadway.
Crews are performing condition surveys of about 37,000 piles supporting six piers and 29 shipping berth relieving platforms
Around the perimeter, the graving dock has pile supported relieving platforms
to take the surcharge load applied by cranes.