ProjectsWater & Dams Hurricane Sandy's Havoc on New York City Architecture By Architectural Record, ENR Editors Photos of water rushing into the World Trade Center (WTC) construction site circulated on Twitter and Facebook on Monday night. According to some news accounts, the water was as deep as 30 feet. Contractors are working to pump the sea water out and sources say that, so far, there are no signs of permanent adverse effects. We are still conducting our assessment, but we've yet to see any structural damage, says John Gallagher, a spokesperson for Tishman, part of AECOM. The company is construction manager for several of the WTC buildings, including the 104-story One WTC designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill. Silverstein Properties, developer of four towers at the WTC, reports that no harm has been detected to below-grade mechanical systems and that all of its cranes are in working order. Photo via Twitter Rising water from the East River surrounded the Jean Nouvel-designed pavilion that houses Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park (which was designed by Michael van Valkenburgh Associates). As of today, flood waters have largely receded. Photo via Instagram user andjelicaaa The InterActivCorp (IAC) building, designed by Frank Gehry, took on storm water at the ground level. The IAC building sits at West 18th Street in Manhattan, along the Hudson River. Photo via Adam Lindemann The South Ferry subway station in Lower Manhattan was submerged on the morning of Tuesday, October 30. Photo via MTA on Flickr The Hudson River breached the Battery Park Esplanade on Monday, October 29. Photo via Gawker Media November 2, 2012 Related Links: Dangling Crane Was Weather-Vaned, Contractor Says Utilities Begin Long, Slow Process of Restoring Power Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged NYC Tower Crane Could Fall Projects by Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel, as well as ongoing work at the World Trade Center site, were inundated by the storm surge that accompanied Hurricane Sandy. KEYWORDS: damage Gehry Hurricane Sandy New York City Nouvel storm World Trade Center Share This Story Architectural Record is the #1 source for design news, architect continuing education, and info on sustainability, houses, projects, and architectural products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.