Superstorm Sandy Archaeological Monitoring

Tectonic provided archeological monitoring and reporting services in order to mitigate the Adverse Effect of the demolition and related ground-disturbing activities to be conducted at multiple project areas within the Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units of the Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE JABA and GATE SAHO), located in Queens County, New York and Monmouth County, New Jersey. Several structures within the project areas were determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as contributing structures to their respective historic districts. In each instance, monitoring requirements were negotiated as part of Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) with the New York or New Jersey State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO).

Reason for Project: Mitigation of adverse impacts related to demolition and relocation of National Register listed historic properties affected by Hurricane Sandy flooding.

Project Challenges: An unpredictable construction schedule coupled with a long performance period requiring a nimble and proactive team approach.

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